Casa Amapa born from the imminent need and perhaps utopian to return to inhabit the forests. The experience created here is almost as essential as this idea.

▼森林里的乌托邦式住宅,Utopian house in the forest © César Béjar


▼轴测图,axonometric drawing ©Pérez Gómez Arquitectura

Located in a forest near the city of Guadalajara in Mexico, on a very rough topography and practically in the midst of nothing, or in the middle of everything. The geometric abstraction and its unique break are the result of the physical characteristics of the site as well as the strong intention to keep the existing woodland intact.

▼项目鸟瞰,aerial view of the project © César Béjar

▼项目航拍顶视图,aerial top view of the project © César Béjar


We design a stereotomic structure that emerges from Earth with a free and naked materiality that faces the architecture, stripped, with its surroundings. Generating a dialogue that with time will erase the lines that today separate them, wanting to become impossible to define where the architecture ends and starts the forest.

▼雕塑般的建筑体块,Sculptural building volume © César Béjar

the strong intention to keep the existing woodland intact © César Béjar

The exposed natural materials integrate the building with the environment © César Béjar

▼通往屋顶平台的室外楼梯,Outdoor staircase leading to roof top © César Béjar


The platforms of the house are sites of coexistence, reflection and connection with the immense forest, and below them, the house, the sanctuary is hidden, with an intimacy that at the same time is part of the forest as well.

▼鸟瞰屋顶平台,bird eye’s view of the roof platforms © César Béjar

▼屋顶平台将建筑与广阔的森林联系在一起,The platforms are sites of coexistence with the immense forest © César Béjar

▼由屋顶平台看森林,viewing the forest from the roof platform © César Béjar


The house has a very simple program that arises from the analysis and the search for the essentials. Having then not only dematerializing the architecture, but also dematerializing the life of the inhabitant, thus taking a life of material detachments. Giving value to what really has to have it. Each of the spaces of the house enjoys a frank and different view of the forest, maintaining this connection with the forest at all times.

▼慷慨的自然景观视野,Generous views of the natural landscape © César Béjar

▼极简主义的室内环境,Minimalist interior environment © César Béjar


We firmly believe that in home is where we take the basis and principles of our development as human beings and the architecture play a fundamental role in it. Casa Amapa has undoubtedly been a project that has immersed us in a deep reflection about the origin and how we have to inhabiting the years to come.

▼通往屋顶的室内楼梯,Interior staircase leading to roof © César Béjar

▼走廊,the corridor © César Béjar

▼底层平面图,ground floor plan ©Pérez Gómez Arquitectura

▼屋顶平面图,roof plan ©Pérez Gómez Arquitectura

▼剖面图,sections ©Pérez Gómez Arquitectura

Architect: René Pérez Gómez / Pérez Gómez Arquitectura
Architectural Team: Dulce Ramirez Camacho, Edgar Rodriguez Islas, Hector Nuño, Louisa Organes, Mario Nava, Hector Navarro.
Construction: Pérez Gómez Arquitectura
Area: 211 Sqm / 2,271 Sqft
Structural Design: Felix Trejo / Cantilever
Photographs: César Béjar / César Béjar Studio
Place and Year: Guadalajara, México. 2020.