▼Aculco度假小屋及环境鸟瞰，aerial view of the Aculco holiday home and environment ©Rafael Gamo
The Aculco project is a holiday home completely isolated in the middle of nowhere surrounded by nature. It is the ideal place to get in contact with our most elemental states, and get some rest from modern living in a natural environment, that has some impressive cliffs close by. The place was found by two brothers who love outdoor activities while they were in a rock climbing trip.The Aculco project was ordered by them a couple of years after they bought the area and reforested it.
▼住宅伫立在一片自然环境之中，the house is completely isolated in the middle of nowhere surrounded by nature ©Rafael Gamo
▼住宅项目主要受到自然环境质量的影响，architectural project was mainly guided by the qualities of the environment ©Rafael Gamo
▼住宅较窄两侧立面外观，exterior view of the two narrow sides ©Rafael Gamo
▼木材玻璃门可以完全打开，the wood and glass door can be fully opened ©Rafael Gamo
▼当地石材、木材、玻璃构造的简洁体块，the simple volume constructed by local stone, wood, glass ©Rafael Gamo
▼短入口平台一侧建筑外观，the facade with short platform ©Rafael Gamo
▼通透简洁的住宅与自然环境联系紧密，the transparent and simple house builds an intimate relationship with the surroundings ©Rafael Gamo
▼拥有全景视角的宽平台一侧外观，exterior view of the facade with wide platform and panorama ©Rafael Gamo
▼黏土地面，the clay floor ©Rafael Gamo
The architectural project was mainly guided by the qualities of the environment, so we sought to establish a reciprocal dialogue between the construction and its natural surrounding. We went for simplicity, minimal need of maintenance, and intimacy with the panorama and the land. The house is made of block walls of quarry stone from the area, clay floors, wood and glass. We left every material in its raw state without covering it. The construction’s clear spaces become almost solely a container of views.
▼起居空间-纯净的空间仿佛只是一个观景容器，living area-the construction’s clear spaces become almost solely a container of views ©Rafael Gamo
▼壁炉，fireplace ©Rafael Gamo
▼壁炉背面作为厨房空间，the kitchenette is a space behind the fireplace ©Rafael Gamo
▼卧室，bedroom ©Rafael Gamo
▼内部材料保持原始状态未加处理，the house left every material in its raw state without covering it ©Rafael Gamo
▼二层卧室，bedroom on the upper floor ©Rafael Gamo
On another note, we found ourselves before a major challenge during the construction; this is, to cause the less posible impact on the environment, while we also had to procure ourselves the necesary workforce and materials in an isolated place.
▼室内夜景，interior night scene ©Rafael Gamo
▼建筑夜景，night view ©Rafael Gamo
Location: Aculco, State of Mexico