Architecture in Mexico: Emblematic Houses of Valle de Bravo


Barranca Valle Houses / Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach + Iván Ramírez. Image © Jaime Navarro

Barranca Valle Houses / Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach + Iván Ramírez. Image © Jaime Navarro

Mexico’s Valle de Bravo region, to the southeast of Mexico City, is characterized by the Presa Miguel Alemán lake, created in 1947 as a reservoir for Mexico City and Toluca’s water supply. Thanks to its proximity to the capital, Valle de Bravo is a popular weekend destination for residents of surrounding cities. This in turn has sparked the interest of various architects, who have aimed to create projects that enhance visitors’ experience such as offering an optimal view of the lake, or an immersive experience in the surrounding forest. 

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