Hawk Nest House / FabrikG
Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940097/hawk-nest-house-fabrikg Clipboard Lead Architects: Hawk Nest House / FabrikG Houses Architects: FabrikG Area Area of this architecture project Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940097/hawk-nest-house-fabrikg Clipboard Hawk Nest House / FabrikGSave this projectSaveHawk Nest House / FabrikG Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cemex, Calidra, Fierro y Lamina, SAYER, Trimble 2018 Area: 426 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:Ivan Agundez, Eduardo Manriquez, Gerardo ArceClients:Leah PorterEngineering:Sai Proyectos / Gerson HuertaCollaborators:Ivan Agundez, Eduardo Manriquez, Gerardo ArceConstructor:Juan Jose PalomaresFurniture Design:BC Design StudioCity:San José del CaboCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The house is located in a hilltop of the East Cape (Laguna Hills), 9km away from the nearest infrastructure network (San Jose del Cabo) in an off the grid community. The horizontal profile of the building along with the rammed earth walls, blends the house into the landscape, very discrete from the dirt road that comes along the sea.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezSave this picture!PlantaSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezIn the East side, three different rammed earth volumes interact with each other creating common outdoor areas. The walkway leads the visitor to the amazing Mar the Cortez view and distributes the areas. On the left side, two physically connected volumes receive the main common areas. The living room, covered with a tile vaulted roof, opens the space to the exterior lounge and to the kitchen through big rammed earth arch. The wide kitchen opens itself to the panoramic view on the East side and to a small patio that brings in the outdoor nature to the house.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezSave this picture!CorteSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezOn the right wing of the house a wooden walkway generates the access and separates the 2 master bedrooms. In the center, 2 bathrooms are connected to an open small patio with an outdoor shower and a hot tub. These patios are also defined by local stone walls and create a particular atmosphere.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezOther three structures share the same property: the main garage; the rammed earth guests house; a small meditation vaulted room on the South, almost invisible between the trees; and the owner’s art studio on the North East.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezThe materiality is simplified in two main techniques: Rammed Earth and traditional local stone masonry. Modern and traditional materials dialog in a harmonious way, bringing local architecture to the contemporary scene. Thick earth walls have many advantages in an arid climate as its thermal mass allows temperature regulation between day and night; in winter the walls will hold the heat in and during summer cool it off, keeping the interior areas with a comfort temperature during all year long. The openness of the house also promotes cross ventilation. All the project was design according to the passive solar design principles.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezSave this picture!© Paola López GonzálezElements like wood on windows and doors are made with sustainable sources and treated naturally. A special Japanese technique was used on the exterior bathrooms walls, where the wood is burned until the surface is charred, and then coated with natural oil. (Shou sugi ban) Along with the elegant horizontal lines of the walls, details like lattices and pergolas creates shadows and transparencies, playing with the beautiful natural light of Los Cabos. These special features elevate the aesthetics of a house that’s classic on its configuration (patio, proportions) and contemporary lines.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezThe volumes seem to be with the nature all along. Landscape merge within the architecture. Natural desert plants where punctually planted inside the patios and in the surrounding outdoor common spaces as we keep a Xeriscape style, that avoids the use of supplementary irrigation. Due to the location of the property, the conditions allowed the project to have an independence from the grid with a solar system that provides enough power to sustain the house. A water treatment plant was also incorporated to reuse the water on the irrigation system when needed.Save this picture!© Paola López GonzálezProject gallerySee allShow lessTwisted House / Architects 49 House Design LimitedSelected ProjectsPalmeiras Room / Estudio SalaSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyHouses•San José del Cabo, Mexico Year: Photographs: Paola López González Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Gonzalo Elizarraras Projects Save this picture!© Paola López González+ 27Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeFabrikGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan José del CaboMexicoPublished on May 26, 2020Cite: “Hawk Nest House / FabrikG” [Casa nido de halcón / FabrikG] 26 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.