La Hacienda Jardín, a Warm Weekend Home

Anabata Media | October 18, 2022

La Hacienda Jardín is a weekend home located in Tepoztlán, Mexico. Designed by Práctica Arquitectura, the 875-square-meter building was built as a family weekend house that would eventually work for the retirement home.

La Hacienda Jardín Interprets Mexican Hacienda Architecture as a Weekend Home(Mount El Tepozteco seen from inside the house of La Hacienda Jardín)

In their design, Práctica Arquitectura explained that La Hacienda Jardín's design was guided by the concept of a classic Mexican hacienda with minimal elements and a touch of warm rustic wood. However, they did not thoroughly apply the hacienda concept. Because usually, the architecture of the hacienda is surrounded by gardens, and some spaces will become dark. To avoid that, they reprogrammed this house with the mass of buildings surrounding the park.

La Hacienda Jardín Interprets Mexican Hacienda Architecture as a Weekend Home(A large courtyard is located in the center of the building)

The two-story project was built using local materials sourced from the surrounding environment. The structure of La Hacienda Jardín was built using Durango pine wood with perimeter walls arranged using volcanic rock from the nearby El Tepozteco mountain. Meanwhile, to give a visual resembling the architecture of the hacienda, Práctica Arquitectura gave a white paint finish on some parts of the walls and arranged the floor with creamy natural stone.

La Hacienda Jardín Interprets Mexican Hacienda Architecture as a Weekend Home(La Hacienda Jardín was built using volcanic rock and pine wood)

La Hacienda Jardín Interprets Mexican Hacienda Architecture as a Weekend Home(Outdoor area floor using natural stone)

When entering the indoor area, Práctica Arquitectura also included elements of natural stone and huanacaxtle wood for the space grid. While the floor is arranged with wooden parquet, which further warms the atmosphere of the space.

Since its function is only as a holiday house, La Hacienda Jardín does not have a complicated space program. It accommodates four bedrooms, a kitchen, and a relaxing area that opens into the garden on the ground floor. While on the top floor, it is arranged to be a living room and master bedroom.

La Hacienda Jardín Interprets Mexican Hacienda Architecture as a Weekend Home
(Durango pine wood and huanacaxtle wood create a warm feel to the interior)

La Hacienda Jardín Interprets Mexican Hacienda Architecture as a Weekend Home(Dining area and relaxing area)

About the large courtyard in the central area of the plan, Práctica Arquitectura provides a spatial experience to residents through concave seating surrounded by greenery.

La Hacienda Jardín Interprets Mexican Hacienda Architecture as a Weekend Home(The middle yard is equipped with concave concrete chairs)

La Hacienda offers a typical space of classical Mexico that is interpreted in a modern style and role. La Hacienda Jardín embodies the dynamism of a holiday home through its landscapes, materials, programs, and typologies.

La Hacienda Jardín Interprets Mexican Hacienda Architecture as a Weekend Home(Most of the space opens up to the middle courtyard)

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