The MA house is located on the outskirts of Tepoztlán, a small picturesque village located at 60 Km from Mexico City, Tepoztlán is well known for its sunny days, a comfortable temperature all year long, and its lush vegetation.
Built as an addition to the ‘MA House’, which was designed by the architects in 2017, the ‘MA Lounge’ is intended to complete the home. “Despite working with the same language and materials”, the architects explain, “the project seeks to create a world of its own”. Overlooking the pool, the triangular stone building houses a semi-enclosed patio, a washroom, and a central courtyard where “the vegetation…is conquering” the space, spilling out towards the sky.
Designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morale, the house is drawn as the addition of three pavilions unified by a unique roof, generating two covered patios; the roof is continuous, and rests on top of the structural stone walls that are the main asset of the house, the texture, a rough and imposing material that builds up the space, and reinforces the views and the power of nature. The house is a sequence of open and ever-changing relations with the nature; and always, as a backstage, the two immense mountains of Tepoztlán.