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SJAIII

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Small Architecture
Firm LocationZapopan, Mexico
Project locationMichoacán, México
CompanyCDM Casas de México
Lead ArchitectMarq Javier Dueñas Estrada
Design TeamArq. Gustavo Martín del Campo, Arq. Estefania Michel, Arq. Israel Machuca, Arq. Jimena Pérez

SJAIII emerges, in a conceptual way, from the relationships between the natural elements of the landscape, inspired in the mutualism that nature can achieve — allowing for life to exist even in the harshest of conditions. The slope of the site was to be redirected with a flat cover that sought to mimic the surroundings, which generates the interior space beneath it. While always trying to maintain the relationship between built and wild, the indoors opens completely to allow the breeze and the red sunset light to inundate the space, aided by the hue of the cedar covering the walls.