Fortuna House

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Architecture in Chiapas is based on community labor and passive sustainable systems.
These conditions become a virtue when they create synergy with a concept. Forging the identity of a project and its location exemplifies this, because it implies becoming rooted in the uses and customs, construction technologies and endemic materials. This essence is reflected in the proposed contextual architecture, in a search for environmental insertion and contextual appropriation.
This house is located in the suburbs of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, in a wooded area. Spread across three gardens, the house projects into the western garden, producing two “visual escapes” from its site analysis. 

San Cristóbal de las Casas Chiapas, Mexico

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Applicant and authors of the project
Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño.
This has begun to change with the advent of a new generation of architects and new communication tools. Apaloosa, the office founded by Luis Armando Gómez Solorzano, belongs to that generation. Better than anyone else, he understood the opportunities offered by innovative technologies, to overthrow preconceived ideas such as the need to build monumental architecture or the need to migrate to large metropolitan centers to achieve a certain degree of visibility.
Project by Luis Armando Gómez Solórzano.

Other participants
Photographer: Carlos Berdejo Mandujano