Zarzales by PPAA
Also located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Zarzales blurs the boundaries between inside and out. The surrounding pine trees were preserved at every opportunity, while the home’s siting and flexible spaces were integral to the project’s success. PPAA have immersed two gabled volumes in the landscape, blending with the tonality of the existing tree bark. The structures comprise a social and private pavilion with glazed elements and a subdued material palette. The gable roofs are finished in a dark tile, and the external walls are rendered in an earthen hue.
There’s no hierarchy between the interior and the exterior spaces. The architects achieve this by using operable partitions to open the living area towards the outdoor terrace. The outdoor terrace, which includes a jacuzzi and swimming pool, is punctured to preserve the existing trees. Overall, there is a consciousness towards the site, which allows the homeowners to connect with the landscape.