2004 - Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
This weekend single-family dwelling is located in the Valley of Guadalupe in Baja California, Mexico. The valley, known for its wine production, is surrounded by amber-colored mountains and pierced by dirt roads continuously winding between vineyards and olive trees.
With the olive trees extending to the house, we generated the first element - a stone curtain, 54 m long and 3m high, with a few perforations that frame the views on the other side of this semi-public boundary. The connection between spaces is always outside, so that the natural surroundings define the boundaries of the house and provide a changing sensory experience between day and night, cold and hot.
Photos by Hisao Suzuki