Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Fernanda Canales, Bruma House in México

Located in the State of Mexico, the Bruma House had to address three fundamental questions: the first was how to build in the middle of a forest without felling a single tree; the second was how to open up the home to both the morning and the afternoon sun; and the third question was how to give each part of the living program a certain degree of autonomy. The result is a feat. Nine blocks are interconnected, each rotated in accordance with views, orientations, topography, and the position of the surrounding trees, and they accommodate the different spaces.

The building’s powerful sense of unity has been achieved by organizing the nine blocks around a large central courtyard, besides limiting the palette of materials to glass, wood, stone, and, most importantly, exposed concrete colored black, which gives the complex the immediately recognizable image of a compact but at the same time permeable bastion of domesticity.

In Praise of Hands

In Praise of Hands

Luis Fernández-Galiano
AV Monografías 223_224 - ESPAÑA 2020 AV Monographs
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English texts placed side by side.
Arquitectura Viva 224 - RYUE NISHIZAWA Arquitectura Viva
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story, works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013 on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
AV Proyectos 97 - THAM & VIDEGÅRD AV Proyectos
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details), heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.
Editorial Arquitectura Viva SL - Calle de Aniceto Marinas, 32 - E-28008 Madrid, España - Ph: (+34) 915 487 317 - Fax: (+34) 915 488 191 - - Latest News in RSS