Rawness and sophistication in Mexican design
Two concrete boxes superimpose and slide, creating space for open-air life. The boxes separate the public spaces on the ground floor from the private spaces on the first floor. A series of boxes of different materials cross the concrete ones enclose more defined spaces - access and gallery in a wooden box; utilitarian spaces such as the kitchen, laundry room, employees’ and guest bathrooms lie within a black stone-slab box; dining and living room in a crystal box.
On the second floor a second crystal box enfolds the Jacuzzi and flies over the garden generating a larger shade-area in the terrace.
The materials undress themselves showing outside what they can offer inside. The concrete, heavy and opaque, decompose going through the black stone-slab more handmade and cosy to get to the crystal box totally ethereal. The spaces take place through the boxes, which define the ambience and the relationship between technology and nature.
Moro exemplifies a rawness with naked concrete and natural wood walls, yet the design remains cohesive and integrates smoothly with the lighting and interior design to create a sophisticated and cutting edge design.