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Roca House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Outside Yosemite National Park, PPAA designed a yakisugi-clad retreat for a young family

Roca House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Project: Roca House
Architecture: PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados
Location: Yosemite Lakes, California, United States
Year: 2023
Photo credits: Rafael Gamo Photography
Text by PPAA

Roca House is located in Yosemite Lakes, a prime location offering exceptional natural surroundings and stunning views of the national park. This house was designed with the primary objective of maximizing these views and creating visual transparency.

Roca House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

The distribution was planned to orient the living spaces towards the most impressive views. This was achieved through the strategic incorporation of openings that not only let in natural light, but also connect residents with nature even when they are inside the house. Moreover, at the center of the project, an outdoor space has been created where residents can fully enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the natural environment that surrounds them. Another relevant gesture in its composition is that the slope of its roof corresponds to that of the mountain.

Roca House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

In terms of materials, the decision was made to use exposed materials in dialogue with the mountain’s natural surroundings. Wood is the main protagonist, with a dark tone on the outside that blends into the environment, and warmth on the inside. Materials such as stone and concrete are also used. Covered floors are left bare, and the presence of three large surrounding rocks creates a link with nature, generating a sense of continuity with the surrounding rocky landscape.

living room

In short, this Yosemite Lakes house was designed to offer visual transparency, allowing residents to feel immersed in the mountainous setting and natural elements to become an integral part of the Yosemite Lakes living experience.

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living room

kitchen

bedroom

bathroom

Roca House / PPAA

Roca House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Roca House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

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