PPAA / Rérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados has designed the Las Golondrinas holiday home in Peña Blanca in the Valle de Bravo, Mexico City. The residence with 450 m² area was created as a hotel, as a place of retreat for a large family and their many guests.
The complex of buildings is built along the upper border of the site, which keeps the surrounding natural context intact and offers stunning mountain views.
The complex consists of three independent structures located under a large sloping roof. The space between these buildings forms a covered terrace, which becomes a place of contact during the day.
Each architectural volume is responsible for a specific function and is part of the general restoration program: in one block there are rooms, in another – a meeting place, and in the third – a kitchen and service rooms.
All three blocks are connected by covered and semi-open corridors. The accent of the wide facades is bright perforated windows that convey the depth of the outer walls and emphasize the overall visual “heaviness” of the volumes.
The PPAA teams thought of Las Golondrinas as an amalgamation of several minimalistic geometric shapes. The houses are clad in matte black materials with crisp edges and limited detail.
The sequence of black elements is interrupted by striking wood accents for a playful moment of darkening. The result is a unique view that blends the terrace and surrounding area.
Gallery of Las Golondrinas
Photography: Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados