Casa Meztitla by EDAA – Estrategias para el Desarrollo de Arquitectura
“Casa Meztitla is an intervention of a natural scenario. It showcases the luxurious value of leisure, the tropical weather, the intense sunlight, the smells of nature, the over 500 year-old landscaped terraces and the ever-present rock mountain: El Tepozteco. It is context in itself. The house, built out of rough stone, crawls low under the trees, aligned with the vegetated-covered stone slopes.
It is the creation of pure space within the natural space (Paz, O., 1987). It has a hushed living, yet it is continually open to its surroundings. Only two elements reveal its existence to the outside world: the colorful bougainvillea flowers showing randomly through the trees’ dense foliage, which mark the plot’s perimeter and the massive and monolithic white box that emerges through the treetops.”