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Envisioned by Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos and materialized in 2009, the Chipicas Town Houses project has been built within the confines of a private garden in Valle de Bravo, México. The ensemble consists of a series of four three-story houses wearing a lattice skin that enhances privacy.
The establishments have been elevated from a small footprint in order to salvage as much vegetation as possible. All the small modern homes in the ensemble are using the superb environment to their advantage by bringing the serene landscape in the interior through two glazed walls covering two full facades. These humongous windows are featuring wooden lattice as a mean of privacy and view control. Every home shelters two bedrooms and two and half bathrooms along with a living and dinning area, a special TV room, a kitchen and a laundry room. The architects have also used the garden footprint to create an additional roof garden which further emphasizes the establishment through the lush green vegetation .
Through aesthetic values the architects have underlined the permanent need of interdependence between the environment and human shelters. Four highly aesthetic transparent volumes embedded in vegetation are creating a permanent a dialogue between the surroundings and the inhabitants, a permanent situ awareness.
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“These four houses are built inside a private garden in downtown Valle de Bravo.The vertical design was used to salvage most of the vegetation, as well as, a solution to the small footprint.Each house is a three-story house plus a roof garden; displaying two sides of the façade with floor to ceiling windows and two sides with a skin made of wooden lattice to gain a sense of privacy.”