A contemporary response to Mexican haciendas

Casa Candelaria, designed by Cherem arquitectos and located on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, was inspired by the concept of Mexican haciendas and thus, built around courtyards. The house is set in an area of 4 hectares and consists of a master house, the big house, another smaller houses, the guest house, a club house, the caretaker’s house and a jogging track of 1 km.

The big house consists of 12 volumes that are organized around 2 large courtyards, dividing public and private areas of the house with 930 sqm and 630 sqm of outdoor areas between patios, terraces, pool and gardens and two interior corridors.

The guesthouse consists of 4 volumes connected by a covered courtyard and 200 sqm of construction. The materials used in the project as key players are compacted soil walls, parota wood indoors and archaeological stones outdoor, accompanied by concrete and tiled floors.

 

 

 

 

 

Design and info © Cherem arquitectos

Images © Enrique Macías

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