Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca I Mexico.
Casa Altanera by Venezuelan Architect Alberto Calleja combines brutalism and traditional Mexican craftmanship. The house is designed to interact with the exterior through various terraces, large openings and ares in the palapa – an open-sided construction at the edge of the lot, topped with a thatched roof of dried palm leaves and finished with an outdoor pool.
The open-sided construction is an encounter with nature, blending a refined modern aesthetic with a raw, unadulterated approach to design. The residence is about 380m2 and contains three separate operating modules. An exterior wooden pathway connects the three volumes, featuring a strong connection with nature through sophisticated yet simple design principles, where the land and sea become part of a dynamic relationship.
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