A Vacation House in Aculco, Mexico

View all 24 Photos

A vacation retreat designed to maximize the connection to nature.

Built in a secluded area of Aculco, Mexico, this vacation home provides the perfect solution to take a break from modern living and relax in the middle of nature. Mexico City-based architecture firm PAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos designed the compact house for two brothers who had found the place while rock climbing in the area. After buying the plot of land and reforesting it, the brothers hired the studio to design the dwelling. The architects looked to the site for inspiration and decided to create a building that rests lightly on the land and has a minimal impact on the environment but also encourages a strong connection to nature. The house nestles into the landscape naturally thanks to a minimalist form and natural, humble materials.

Apart from using locally sourced stone, the studio also installed wooden shutters and sliding panels. These organic wood elements cover both windows and glass doors as needed. The interiors are just as minimalist and elegantly simple as the exterior. Here, the architects paired stone walls with clay flooring, all completed with raw surfaces. Wood and leather furniture pieces complement the interior’s natural colors and textures. A volume that contains a wood-burning fireplace divides the lounge area from a bedroom. Glass sliding doors on each side of the dining room open the interior to terraces and to the surrounding greenery. Windows frame a landscape that includes lush vegetation and trees as well as stunning cliffs. Photographs© Rafael Gamo.

    string(13) "Roxana Bontea"
Tags: , , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Casa Trevo

    A contemporary concrete house designed with three circular patios. Located in Aroeira, just south of…

  • 81 Trans-(parent) House

    A contemporary house in Bangkok designed with a central courtyard. Built in a quiet residential…

  • Wanaka Wedge House

    A contemporary, wedge-shaped volume nestled in a dramatic landscape in New Zealand. Based in Omaha,…

  • The Morro Chico Ranch

    A small farmstead inspired by vernacular architecture and the Patagonian landscape. Completed by Buenos Aires…

  • Casa Cosmos

    A concrete and wood house designed with external columns and a roof terrace. Built in…

  • Ruxton Rise Residence

    An understated architectural design that provides a tranquil backdrop for slow living. Melbourne-based Studiofour completed…

  • The Climber’s Refuge

    A contemporary chalet designed to create a dialogue with a breathtaking landscape in the Italian…

  • Studio Nencini

    A reclaimed brick extension designed for a house from the 1860s. Completed by London-based architecture…

  • Missionsstrasse House

    An outbuilding from the 1880s transformed into a modern family home. Located close to Basel’s…

  • Maidla Nature Villa

    A wooden cabin nestled among birch trees in a wetland. Part of the Maidla Nature…

Take me there

  • The Casona Sforza Hotel

    A new boutique hotel inspired by tradition, harmonious reflection, and nature. Designed by Mexican architect…

  • The Kiro Hiroshima Hotel

    A former hospital transformed into a modern hotel. Located in the center of Hiroshima, Japan,…

  • Numeroventi

    An art residency program in the center of Florence. Founded by Martino di Napoli Rampolla…

  • The Aman Kyoto Hotel

    A high-end hotel that draws inspiration from traditional Japanese inns. Nestled in a private garden…

loader