Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Residential Architecture: Gershenson House by Roman Gonzalez Jaramillo: “..The Gershenson House, with 270 m2 area of construction, is located on a 2,000 m2 parcel of land in Cholul, Yucatan, Mexico, a small community near Merida, Yucatan, Mexico..The house is for a retired couple who search for a private space without losing contact with the nature..The forms are mainly composed of three volumes, each allocating a specific part of the program: service, social and private functions of the house and are connected with a single transversal circulation..One of the design premises was to reutilize the materials and expose their natural form. Every rock extracted from the excavations was used in walls and details. The house is placed on top of a 60 cm high apparent concrete footing, in which functions as a starting point for the modular rhythm..The perimeter walls of the residence do not reach the slabs in order to keep visual contact with nature, even within the private spaces of the house..Integration of the exterior and interior is sought through curtain walls, a pond and gardens that divide the house in order to eliminate the monotony of the inhabitants’ day to day..” Extensive glazing, natural light, nature views; interesting form, delineations and materiality; courtyard..
designalog : contact
image: © Pepe Molina; article: Alarcon , Jonathan . “Gershenson House / Roman Gonzalez Jaramillo” 11 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/280309>
Posted in Architects, Architecture, Architecture + Design, Contemporary Architecture, contemporary design, Design, Designalog, Interiors, Residential Architecture | Tagged: archdaily, Architecture, Central America, Cholul, Concrete, Courtyards, Curtain Walls, Design, Designalog, Gershenson House, Gershenson House by Roman Gonzalez Jaramillo, glass, Homes, Houses, Mexico, Residences, Residential Architecture, Roman Gonzalez Jaramillo, Stone, Yucatan | Leave a Comment »
Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Residential Architecture: 21st Century Crusoe House by Dellekamp Arquitectos: “..Located in a fishermen region of virgin beaches and extremely low density, this adventure house was intended as an iconic statement of lifestyle for the area. Designed by Dellekamp Arquitectos, the 21st century Crusoe house in Biósfera Río Lagartos, Yucatan, Mexico, provides a unique experience of the Río Lagartos reserve by facilitating contact with nature..The multi-level house, inspired by local architecture, implements an experimental modern design that makes extensive use of wood and bamboo. The house resembles a forest of columns with a pending room structure that is articulated as a box system divided by shutters. Its open façade concept, facing north to the sea, keeps the house naturally cool and ventilated. All energy supply is based on a sustainable concept, making use of solar systems, water recycling-collecting and wind energy. The raised floor enhances bioclimatic regulation and allows a free corridor of fauna and vegetation. The construction is also hurricane friendly and envisages the rise of water level..The residence in itself is a tool to explore the place. Its daring design intends to provide an experience of adventure that detaches from the home feel of standard bungalow resorts, much closer to eco-tourism. The pool is accessed by a deck. The house is surrounded by soft interventions to the natural landscape, ludic elements such as decks, platforms, and dunes..All facilities are the result of sustainable energy powered by the wind and the sun; it implements rain-water harvesting, grey water- recycling, and maintains its own well. The construction contemplates an amiable relationship with the local community through sustainability, fair-trade, use of local materials and local hiring for construction..” Friday?
designalog : contact
image: © Daniel Carlson; article: Furuto , Alison . “21st Century Crusoe House / Dellekamp Arquitectos” 19 May 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/134477>
Posted in Architects, Architecture, Architecture + Design, Contemporary Architecture, contemporary design, Design, Designalog, Hospitality Architecture, Interiors, Solar Design, Sustainable Architecture, Sustainable Design | Tagged: 21st Century Crusoe House, 21st Century Crusoe House by Dellekamp Arquitectos, Alison Furuto, archdaily, Biósfera Río Lagartos, Central America, Daniel Carlson, Decks, Dellekamp Arquitectos, Design, Designalog, Homes, Houses, Hurricane Friendly, Mexico, Residences, Residential Architecture, Robinson Crusoe, Shutters, Solar Energy, sustainability, Swimming Pools, Wind Energy, wood, Yucatan | Leave a Comment »