“Casa de Piedra” is located in the state of Querétaro in Mexico. In this project we search to construct a fluid space that projects diverse memories tracing back to childhood places, haciendas, patios, and country houses; by uniting these multiple experiences we gave way to an assembly past elements with a purely contemporary perception.

The response of this fusion attains to be familiar, however it doesn´t leave behind the strange feeling, as it was the remembrance of two different people in the same place. Undulating walls were used to create different private patios; these movements allow a better use of sunlight from the southern front, thus achieving to naturally increase the temperature inside. The 6 patios allow all rooms to control their degree of privacy achieving at the same time a cross-ventilation with a comfortable microclimate.

The height difference of the walls responds to the degree of exposure or isolation needed, when going through the spaces these” grow “or” decrease” to communicate with each other, the program can be divided at the whim of the user, these can be in communication or closed. Thanks to its materials you get an intimate feeling like a country house, the use of wood, tile and stone provides a relaxed atmosphere. In the public area the height doubles using curved volumes of pure geometries. The library has underground shelves to allow storing a large number of books without losing the visibility of the internal courtyard and to take advantage of the lighting.

Casa de Piedra is a construction that search to dwell in the tension between history, personal desires, sustainability and the quest to generate new emotions through the flexible investigation of architecture.

With the sustainability and efficient use of resources as guides, we create beautiful, unique and functional spaces, ensuring the best result for your habitat.
Casa de Piedra is part of our Sustainable Architecture.

  • Architect: Juan Carlos Loyo – Juan Carlos Loyo Arquitectura

Posted by Juan Carlos Loyo

Architect, Designer and Contemporary Artist born in Chihuahua, Mexico. In his architecture he uses vernacular and sustainable elements to build environments that invite the inhabitants to relate to the space through their senses. He is the founder of Programa VACA (Verano AprendeConstruyeAyuda “Summer Learn Construct Help”) a self-construction community program using natural materials to eradicate extreme poverty that has helped communities in Puebla, Querétaro, Chiapas and India. As a designer he aims for his furniture to result from using scrap material to create unique pieces. His work has been spread, shown, awarded and built in different countries. Currently, he runs his study and Programa VACA A.C. in Mexico City and focuses his passion in creating new things among architecture, industrial design, art and sustainable community construction projects.

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