In this episode I talk to Hector Barroso, founder of the Mexican architecture studio, Taller Hector Barroso. We talk about his recently completed project Entre Pinos.
The name literally translates as ‘between pines’ which describes the setting of the five identical dwellings that have been designed near the town of Valle de Bravo in Mexico.
Each house is as a cluster of six blocks that are clad in soil based render (made from the soil from the site) and they are arranged to create a central patio. There is something timeliness about the forms, the materials feel earthy and the natural light is soft and reflects off reflecting ponds that form part of the landscape. For anybody that knows the studio, this is them at their best and it was fascinating talking to Hector about the design.
I hope you enjoy listening!