Cueva de Pilares, a fabulous creation of Greenfield

sunset chairs wood porch house

Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

Today we will see La Cueva de Pilares, an architectural design by Greenfield located in a natural park of the northern border of Mexico called "Maderas del Carmen". The purpose of the project itself was to create a neutral place for the expectation of the landscape and is that in this place animals like the deer, the black bear, the antelope and the bighorn sheep coexist in a free way, among others.

Architectural design "La Cueva de Pilares"

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Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

A feature that stands out in the design is the use of materials from the area so that the house merges into the landscape, but also the construction is literally sunk in the surface of the land, hence the name of cave or grotto. that looks exactly like a place designed for shelter.

Outside entrance to the Cave

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Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

After several different projects we came to the conclusion that it would be most appropriate to orient the house towards the Sierra Madre Oriental, so that natural light comes from the north. The interior has in its entirety a living room, a dining room or meeting room, a bathroom, a cellar, a dining room for daily use, a semi-covered terrace and a small kitchen.

Terrace with outdoor grill

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Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

In the interior we will find stone of river and wood of pine that in combination manage to connect us with the outside when remembering us the landscape. A high percentage of the materials has been extracted from the surroundings in a diameter of 10 km. In addition, the interior wood comes from old abandoned buildings in the area.

Living room of the Cave

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Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

In this great way, the products have been recycled and the preservation of the site has been contributed. It turns out that nowadays the construction of natural buildings is very requested and with the purpose of adapting to the environment and taking care of the species that are in extinction.

Interior of wood and stone

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Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

If we access the inside of the cave again we can appreciate a minimalist and simple decoration featuring wood and stone. Some ashlars and rocks of greater size were extracted from the quarries in a vertical way to be placed later horizontally, while the wood appears in different forms depending on the function performed.

Solid wood dining furniture

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Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

We will find the different spaces completely interconnected through wide corridors, and practically from any area you can see the exterior thanks to French doors and windows. Lighting has also been strategically designed to not detract from the naturalness of the place.

Interior design of the Cave

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Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

In conclusion, many of the most sought-after designers and architects in the world have already decided on designs that are generous with the environment. Now it is a matter of living in peace with the landscape but for this the man has to adapt to him along with his needs, and not the other way around.

Pillar cave dining room design

the cave of pillars dining

Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

Design of bathroom made of wood and stone

stone basin pillars cave

Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

Hallway cladding with stone

corridor stone river man walking

Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

Cellar with vaulted ceiling

round ceiling concrete catwalk boveda

Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno

flat of the macro house site

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section plan cave house

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flat roof house cave 1

section drawings flat house levels

outside view house sunset

Photography: Architectural Documentation, Adrián Llaguno
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