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Encinos House
by Claudia Rodriguez and Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura

Encinos House by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura
Sandra Pereznieto

Claudia Rodriguez and Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura has created a weekend house immersed in an oak forest in Valle de Bravo, near Mexico City.

The project is a wooden house in an oak, 'encino' in Spanish, forest, built with stucco interiors raised on stilts in line with a fragmented and modulated design created to respect the existing vegetation.

The building has a rainwater collection and storage system incorporated into the structure, which sees non-linear paths through the house articulated by slopes, terraces and boxes built in the forest clearings. The house delivers a playful experience of the landscape that leads to the discovery of exterior and interior spaces.


This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Claudia Rodriguez and Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura

Project: Encinos House

Read more: Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura

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