Casa Monterrey by Tadao Ando sits on the rocky landscape of Sierra Madre hillside, Mexico. The stunning view on mountains is framed with the very controlled openings, giving the house boundless visual potential. Concrete walls intersect straight planes at 45 degrees with spaces opened up by glass facade.
Ando’s architectural approach here is very similar to the buildings he designed in Osaka in the ’70, but mountainside gives him anew options for manipulating the light and vision. The outdoor space is divided by concrete wall and a platform area with sitting places, as well as the swimming poll that projects from a hillside.
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All images by Edmund Sumner