CASA NEGRO - Contadero, Cuajimalpa
Arquitectos: Alberto Kalach y Adriana Leòn
Desarrollo: Taller de Arquitectura X - 1997

Foto: Pedro Rosenblueth

CASA NEGRO | Alberto Kalach

On a steepy sloping, south facing hillside, densely covered with oaks, the five volumes that make up the house, rest on the terrain like the five fingers of a hand spread out amongst the trees. With the aim of altering the site as little as possible, these volumes are positioned on the paths that originally ran through the woodland. Each of these structures derives its proportions and materials from the requirements of the program. The structure of exposed concrete, the limestone surfaces, the facades of marble, steel and glass, the floors of stone and wood and the presence of water endow the five volumes with textures and reflections which engage in an organic dialogue with the landscape.