Stone Cabin – Mexico

Casa BGS consists of two small cabins connected in the middle with no embellishments or smoke and mirrors. Located in the Tapala forrest Mexico the site was chosen for the existing trees. The volumes are positioned to avoid any removal of any trees, making them a central feature of the view. Designed by Alvaro Moragrega architects, each cabin consists of a simple 2 story stone building with several openings. The stone composition is demar- cated with Douglas fir framing each door and window, resulting in a pattern reminiscent of Mondrian’s simplest paintings. On the inside, the main sleeping area sits under a double hight space with a fire place and the bath is composed of simple materials, like all the taps and sinks giving a true utilitarian feel to the spaces. The shower itself sits outside the stone cabin, within the wooden enclosure and topped by a glass sky- light with an under-view of the pine forest.

The lighting is designed as the rest of the materials, with Edison type lamps without shades over the wooden surfaces. All the plumbing is exposed in copper and bronze and designed to express itself and it’s sculptural quality. The connecting space is a simple living area, this central space is equipped with a free standing fireplace which hangs from the ceiling, the western façade opens up to the vale where a grill, terrace and fire pit completes the project.

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