casa diaz

mexican firm productora has recently completed 'casa diaz', a single family residence overlooking a lake
in valle de bravo, mexico, a few hours from mexico city. positioned along a sloping site, three rectangular volumes
are placed and shifted in relation to each other in a zigzagged pattern to maximize views towards the water. 
the exposed rooftop surfaces form terraces, gardens and sheltered patios accessible from the interior spaces.
due to urban planning requirements, the residence initially appears to be a traditional style dwelling, 
presenting natural stone walls, wooden beams, clay roof tiles, plaster facades and small openings characteristic of 
the region to the street. from the lake, ribbon windows framed within clean white boxes are stacked upon each other.

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