Francisco Pardo tucks Casa Aguacates into hillside in rural Mexico

Francisco Pardo tucks Casa Aguacates into hillside in rural Mexico

Francisco Pardo tucks Casa Aguacates into hillside in rural Mexico Mexican architect Francisco Pardo has created a partly underground weekend home that is meant to exist in "pleasant tension" with the natural landscape. Casa Aguacates is located in Valle de Bravo, a rural lake town that is a couple of hours by car from Mexico City. Known for its pleasant weather and scenic terrain, the area is a popular getaway spot for urban dwellers. The dwelling was designed to serve as a weekend retreat for a client who enjoys hang gliding. The 442-square-metre home sits on an unusual site – an avocado field that slopes down toward a forest. "The main idea was to have a view of the forest, but the client also wanted to leave the avocado field …
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