There are no limits, there is no separation between interior and exterior, Casa Cosmos was designed always keeping in mind that the landscape should be part of the architecture and should not be destroyed by it.
Casa Cosmos, one of the many extraordinary projects by Mexican studio SA-R, is a private home that stands in the middle of nature, not far from Puerto Escondido, in the Oaxaca region.
The house has a perfect square plan and is formed by 3 main parts.
The first is the central core, built in concrete and reminiscent of Brutalist architecture. The interior living space, about 72 square meters, is divided into 4 almost perfect quadrants that house a double bedroom, an eat-in kitchen, a living room and the bathroom.
The second element is formed by a sort of grid of columns and beams, also made of concrete, which wraps the central core and goes to create a patio that surrounds the entire house and is divided into small compartments. Each of them has a different function: for example, one can house a vegetable garden, another a small swimming pool, yet another can be used as a terrace.
The indoor and outdoor spaces are divided by huge sliding doors made of wood, a material that creates a strong contrast with the concrete as well as creating a warm and welcoming environment. Once the panels are opened, the separation between inside and outside disappears completely, allowing the tenants to live in contact with the surrounding nature, remaining sheltered by the roof.
The third element is the panoramic terrace reached by an external spiral staircase. Here at night, thanks to a water mirror, it is possible to read the stars and constellations at night. Precisely for this reason it is called Casa Cosmos.
Casa Cosmos combines the Mexican architectural tradition: concrete and wood, in this case of the local macuil tree, are typical and recurrent in the constructions of the area; with new requirements.
Take a look at the images of the house below and visit the SA-R studio website to discover more projects.