Oct 09, 2020 / Architecture
Alculco by PPAA

Alculco is a minimal residence located in Aculco, Mexico, designed by PPAA. Aculco is a holiday home completely isolated in the middle of nowhere surrounded by nature. It is the ideal place to get in contact with the most elemental states, and get rest from modern living by situating within a natural environment. The plot was found by two brothers who love outdoor activities while they were on a rock climbing trip. The project was ordered by the brothers a few years after they bought the land and reforested it.

The architectural project was mainly guided by the qualities of the environment. The designers sought to establish a reciprocal dialogue between the construction and its natural surroundings. The studio 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.

Photography by Rafael Gamo