In the heart of San Juan Cosala, in the "Rivera de Chapala,” the Casa San Juan finds itself between imposing mountains to the north and the relaxing Lake Chapala to the south. Building a project of 14,000 square feet in the middle of a rural environment with no other similar houses made the challenge even more interesting.
The program demanded the elemental components for a high class Mexican family with two young boys and one baby girl on the way. The clients wanted an "old fashioned” Mexican house and the home was designed to represent the culture of the area. Materials and forms get mixed in a way to bond the roots of the local materials and the contemporary spaces, allowing for the best views of all the peculiarities that the terrain offers.
A 30-foot-tall rock wall divides the public and the private spaces on the ground floor, and separates the master bedroom from the other bedrooms on the upper level, giving extra privacy to the parents.