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“La Hacienda” Villalba project was born from the idea of making a construction deeply related to the progression of time. It is a countryside house that will “grow old”, melding to the landscape. Through exploring the concept of the  “Hacienda Mexicana”  various elements were intended to be used as detonators for quality space factors: intimate, unexpected, and enigmatic zones were considered.

The access is an empty/closed space where the views are intended to be discovered.  At the same time, it is also the “main patio” of the house: two walls opposite each other are prepared with a native seed compositional mix terracotta adobe blocks. The seeds will grow and the vegetation will transform the strong rectilinear shape of the walls by gradually changing the area into a vertical garden. We are recreating the idea of “ruin” that embellishes the Haciendas of the XVII century at the central plateau of México.

The “U” circulation shape allows for communication between the private areas and the public ones by surrounding the main patio.

Design Architect: Paul Cremoux W.
Project Manager and Construction:
María Jaime Velasco y Fernando Mur
Area: 800m² / 8,600sq. ft. 

Location: Jilotepec State of Mexico