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Casa Toluca

FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise

A common passion for soccer encourages a collective use of space.

This short live footage by Fernando Romero Enterprise shows how a private architecture can become a shared location for multiple purposes.

The project - designed by the Mexican firm in collaboration with Taller A - is rooted in the idea of the common passion for soccer, the national sport of Mexico, to act as a natural trigger for a collective use of space. The camera switches from the inside to the outside of the weekend house in Toluca (Mexico), while exploring the surrounding spectacular location at the base of a mountain and the soccer pitch, which the mansion overlooks.

Unexpected changes of the framing creates a narration divided in different stories, from the extensive wooden roof which seems to float above the house, to the large and varied interior rooms which are set to accommodate events for numerous guests, like a clubhouse for more than one family.


Architect: FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise in collaboration with Taller A
Mentioned project: Casa Toluca (2009-2010)
Project location: Toluca, Mexico

Mexico 2012
Duration: 5'49''

Selected for HAUNTED HOUSES (Rome; September 2014), a public talk and architectural video screening curated by Image for MAXXI.