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Materia Architecture designed the Valle House in Mexico City, Mexico.
Description from the architects:
The house responds boldly to the evident physical and natural conditions of the immediate context. The design meant a search for an architectural character fed from exercises of contraposition. Minimal and refined materials are confronted to artisan textures; solid organic forms balancing with implied transparent and white boxes; light versus heavy.
All of these elements are arranged and placed according the interior programmatic spaces they envelop thus expressing the relation of public and private. Walls are penetrated or excavated creating volumes or voids that frame views to green spaces. The interior courtyard acts as the extension of the public area.