Concrete walls tinted to match "warm tones of sunset" form Casa Moulat in Mexico - architecture and design

Concrete walls tinted to match "warm tones of sunset" form Casa Moulat in Mexico



Earthen concrete walls, planted patios and pools feature in this house in Mexican state Hidalgo, which was designed by Mexico City firm Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica.

Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica (CCA) completed the 608-square-metre Casa Moulat as a gabled volume flanked by two wings. The residence is predominantly built from concrete that has been tinted using earthen materials sourced nearby.

"We worked hand-in-hand with the suppliers to obtain a unique colour that corresponds to the warm tones of the site at sunset," CCA architect Fernanda Ventura told Dezeen.
"Right now, the architecture in Mexico is about using raw materials," she said. "In a way that creates comfortable spaces, as with these earthy colours and getting back to the roots."
Earthen walls are left exposed across the exteriors and interiors of Casa Moulat, along with the grey concrete at its base for structural support.
Although the main programme of the house is comprised on the ground floor, the level of the floors varies in different rooms, allowing the grey concrete skirting to protrude. The residence incorporates a basement as well.

"The foundation of the house stands out from the ground level, generating a skirting board that continues throughout the length and breadth of the house," said the studio.

Another local feature of Casa Moulat is the black stone foundation, which is typical of the Hidalgo region. The architects used the platform ...
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