CASA DI DOX
2012 - 2018
Project: Single Family Home
Location: Valle de Bravo, Edo de Mexico
Type: Residential 1400 sq mts
Location: Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco is one of the most renowned beach paradises in Mexico. It was once the favorite beachside destination for celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, and Debbie Reynolds. The city is a taste of old-school movie-idol glamor located in the Pacific Coast, just 380 km south of Mexico City. Ensconced on 40 hilltop acres, high above the legendary Acapulco Bay, Las Brisas is a beautiful development with breathtaking views of the ocean and the bay.
The cobblestone streets are surrounded by a beautiful and lush vegetation that creates a distinctive atmosphere that allows everyone to have a unique privacy.
The main characteristics we kept in mind during this project were the Historic Bay and the Pacific Ocean.Our vision was to create a space-retreat dedicated to appreciating the view: we designed a Mausoleum of the sea with a remembrance of what Acapulco used to be back in the 1950’s.
The lot has a natural slope that we took advantage of, placing the parking on the ground floor. We maintained a natural connection with the mountain by using the same stone that the site itself offers. On the first floor we placed the guest area, made up by4 bedrooms and an ocean front view. In this area’s rooftop you find the garden and the infinity pool that extends the view from the house directly to the sea, appearing to make an effortlessly natural connection between the house, the sea, and the beautiful bay.
The main house is like a covered shell facing North. We bet on textures and earthy materials with neutral colors, and allowed the dark blue of the sea to act as the natural ingredient that brings it all together.
The client mentioned his close relationship to the game Jai Alai, a game played with large curved wicker baskets, so we decided to incorporate this into the house. The organic floor placed on the second floor, reminds us of these wicker baskets that we took inspiration from.