Altanera House by Taller Alberto Calleja
The Altanera House is a stunning modern home located in the port town of Puerto Escondido in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Designed by Taller Alberto Calleja, this single-family home was established as part of three separate modules, offering just over 3,000 square feet of living spaces. It has got strong outdoor connection as it is surrounded by a beautiful, lush landscape that is undergoing the process of reforestation.
It was established as a natural and essential order of the project to follow up on the reforestation process of the area, contributing to the regenerative process that we find in our context.
A single-family housing scheme was developed, contained in three separate operating modules, distributed among social areas and two pieces that interact independently, solving a program of areas for a master bedroom for two people and four secondary rooms for eight people, including your individual and shared service areas.
The interaction with the exterior was proposed through the areas that develop in the palapa. The dining room, the kitchen, the living room, the deck, and the pool, are linked together in a common space, while each unfolds from its movable facade of wooden doors, resolving climate relationships independently and sustainably. The most intimate and contemplative connection happens in the pieces of concrete and wood that contain the rooms, suggesting a protected, safe place, in which, each inhabitant would individually define the type of link with its immediate exterior, from its reading of the place.