What better way to fabricate the ambience of a vacation house than by bringing nature indoors? For the construction and design of TOC House in Jalisco, Mexico, the team at Elías Rizo Arquitectos looked to a synergy of a variety of materials as a platform of a new type of getaway home. The house is located under the cover of a forest, and the exposed eaves are a constant reminder of the wooded territory. White walls are sandwiched above and below by gray flagstone, and this construct defines the entrances to bedrooms along a long hallway. A similar interplay of these heavy materials, and the addition of glazing, help transition the private space into the shared living spaces.

Via – Pictures ©Marcos García, Mito Covarrubias

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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.

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