Alta House by AS/D Architecture

View all 17 Photos

Alta House in Huixquilucan, Mexico emphasizes vertical movement and organization as a way to mirror the natural strata evident in the surrounding greenery and mountainside. A project from AS/D Architecture, the residence has lookouts including a roof deck, a balcony, and panels of glazing to provide reference points for changes in elevation throughout the house’s three floors. The stairs are stacked on the western part of the house, leaving ample space for use on each floor, which transition from public to private in relation to the ascent. The white and wooden interiors provide a contrast to the dark-stained façade of Alta House, which despite its monolithic construction blends into the backdrop of trees and the forest.

via – Pictures © Rafael Gamo

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT’s Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Take me there

  • Alila Yangshuo Hotel

    An old sugar mill becomes a modern hotel. Built in the 1960s in the striking…

More for you

  • Beyond the Blueprint: i29

    i29 is an interior architecture office based in The Netherlands whose work revolves around establishing…

  • A Stunning Stone House Renovation

    Bringing together historical and modern features in a refined design. Located in a building that…

  • Beyond the Blueprint: ArchiPlan Studio

    Italian design and architecture firm ArchiPlan Studio craft their work around careful observation, focused research,…

  • The Chapel of Silence

    Resting quietly among the leafy trees just outside the small Italian town of Botticino is…

  • A Floating Sauna In Sweden

    Beautifully integrated into its natural surroundings and context, this floating sauna conceptually links Sweden, Italy,…

Close Cart