Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the facade of this Mexican forest retreat designed by Tatiana Bilbao reflects the color, light, and movements of its natural surroundings.
Los Terrenos is a private holiday retreat that stands out by blending itself with its wooded site. Los Terrenos, or The Terrains, is located on a forested hillside adjacent to the southwest side of Monterrey.
The house consists of three different and separate volumes, each one accommodates different functions and is built in a different material: glass, earth or wood. The design of the three buildings is presented as a conceptual deconstruction of what a house is. The program is disassembled and reassembled as separate, enhancing the entities that still behave as a whole. The new dwelling comprises two completed buildings organised around a curvilinear pool and nestled within a landscape of native flora, terracotta paving and stone walls. A third volume is planned for the site, which will overlook the tree canopy.
“The housing program is fragmented according to each component’s function and role within the site, but they are all enclosed in a perfect square in the general plan,” said Tatiana Bilbao.