Tepoztlan Lounge: a bungalow like you’ve never seen before
In Mexico it was nominated as one of the 54 "Magic Cities". Only 31 miles from the chaotic capital, Tepoztlan has been the destination of poets, artists and musicians for years. In the peaceful mounts and forests that surround it, the myth states that 1200 years ago was born Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent god worshipped in pre-Columbian Mexico.
Tepoztlan Lounge rises in this idyllic landscape, between myth and reality. It’s the first of a series of bungalows of different size and style, designed by studio Cadaval & Solà-Morales. With an open space immersed in greenery, where the boundaries between interiors and exteriors blur in favor of direct contact with uncontaminated nature.
This space is divided into three areas, differentiated for their use and inside a simple reinforced concrete container traversed by trees: an open bar and kitchen, a play area for children which becomes a reading room by night, and finally a large living area.
The heart of the project emerges through the continuity between the three areas that meet in the middle and the architectural design in the form of a triple embrace with the environment that the 3 areas compose: an opening that does not exclude protection from the elements, but allows new activities on the threshold between home and nature.
Photos via ca-so.com
a chat with Jordy van den Nieuwendijk