A Monolithic, Concrete Home Commands the Landscape Outside Mexico City

A Monolithic, Concrete Home Commands the Landscape Outside Mexico City

By Kelly Vencill Sanchez / Photos by Rafael Gamo
Architects Javier Sánchez and Carlos Mar created a home with three volumes in Valle de Bravo using board-formed concrete walls accented with charred wood.

Valle de Bravo is two hours and a world away from the commotion of Mexico City. Set on the shores of Lake Avándaro, it’s a popular weekend destination for well-todo residents of the capital, who flock to the town to savor its colonial charm and to sail, paraglide, and hike.

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