The Aculco house is a project developed by PPAA Arquitectos Asociados in collaboration with Alfonso de la Concha Rojas for two brothers with a love for the outdoors and climbing in particular. The site was chosen for its marvelous views as well as the proximity to the cliffs and has been cared for and even reforested before this amazing holiday home was built in 2017.
The house was built using local materials and resources and this helps in easily blend into the surroundings
The building is completely disconnected from the city, situated in the middle of nature and built using genuine materials preserved in their natural state, including elements such as solid quarry block walls, mud floors and wood furniture.
Everything about this house is meant to be simple, genuine and to have a connection to natureLarge windows and glass doors open up the interior spaces to the beautiful views and the surroundingsThe house is slightly asymmetrical but maintain a very clean-cut look and a minimalist appearance
The architects were careful to cause minimal impact on the environment while building the house, planning the project so that they can preserve nature and yet have access to services and materials at the same time. The clients also wanted their new holiday home to require minimal maintenance and to be immersed into its surroundings.
The immediate surroundings welcome the house and allow it to become a harmonious part of the environmentA cozy fireplace area framed by large windows on two sides serves as one of the central areas inside the house
The project was a success from every point of view. The overall simplicity of the design and architecture give the house a very genuine and pure vibe. Also, the views are an important part of the design, the house featuring large windows and sliding glass doors which maintain a constant connection between the indoor and the outdoor.
The views unfolding all around the house are dreamy and create a very relaxing ambianceAll the main areas have direct access to the outdoors, the transition being almost seamless and very naturalA loft area serves as a cozy sleeping nook and helps to keep the footprint of the house smallThe house is meant to be a practical holiday retreat, disconnected from the city and completely immersed in natureThe interior floor plan is open and lacks conventional wall separators. Instead, an open connection is preserved