“The Cave” – private house in the middle of Mexico’s wilderness
As a strong rock under the bright sun amidst the harsh landscape soars this private house “The Cave”. This architectural masterpiece created with the idea of an impeccable architectural edifice is located on the northern border of Mexico, in the middle of the national park Maderas del Carmen.
The house, designed by the architectural firm “Greenfield”, has a strong connection with the wilderness, left alone and free to dive into the wildlife and follow its own rules, different from the other world.
Following the characteristics of the traditional Mexican architecture, the house is directly adapted to the dry land with simple structural, almost archaic features. In order to be in harmony with the landscape, it was made from natural local materials. With the decision to build the family house in this area, isolated from civilization, the architects used and re-used all local resources and materials, of which 90% is a combination of stone, pine, raw land and concrete – a texture that mirrors the multicultural landscape of Mexico. At the same time all materials were strategically used to create a fresh, pleasant atmosphere in the warm summer days.
The wilderness was mirrored both in the exterior and interior. For the interior they used natural materials, wood and stone, with relaxing tones that convey the authentic atmosphere of the wild desert.