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Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

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Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Mexican architecture studio Taller Mexicano de Arquitectura has completed a dwelling featuring red-pigmented lattice wall that creates a contrast with gray-colored concrete basement in Merida, Mexico.

The house, named Bugambilias House, is a two-storey house setting its own privacy with porous wall, internal garden and ensuring a good relationship between inside and outside.

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Covering a total of 263-square-metre area, the house is located on a 300-square-metre plot located in the neighborhood where it gives the name of the house in the city of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

The architects intended to create like a refuge place for the house considering its immediate context, closing inwards. The team stated that as the neighborhood is under development, they considered the safety issues that might be a problem for the users.

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

A very introverted from outside, the house is enriched with a good play of solid-void relationship. It aims to form a gray concrete basement on the ground floor on which a monolithic volume of pigmented concrete rests to generate that contrast between the two levels.

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

For material choice, the architects preferred to use raw materials that can be something characteristic to the house and that intentionally seeks the aging of these with the passage of time.

The house is kept open at certain points with windows, and red-pigmented lattice wall in the facade allows passersby to see outside, while providing the feeling of security being inside.

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

On the ground floor, there is a common space described as a shelter for the service and social areas, all these are connected to the backyard and terrace thanks to an interior patio that functions as the heart of the project. 

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

A patio, situated in the entrance hall, takes users into a backyard garden and the patio also works as a thermal regulator due to its lattice wall. It generates natural ventilation and lighting on both floors of the house.

At the backyard, a huge terrace is accompanied with a small swimming pool with abundant of lush trees and plants. Interiors are designed as flexible as possible with minimum furnitures. 

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Site plan

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Ground floor plan

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Upper floor plan

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Section

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Section

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Elevation

Red pigmented lattice wall creates contrast with gray concrete base in Bugambilias House in Mexico

Elevation

Project facts

Project name: Bugambilias House

Architects: Taller Mexicano de Arquitectura

Location: Merida, Mexico.

Size: 263m2 

Date: 2019 

All images © Alejandro Loustaunau

All drawings © Taller Mexicano de Arquitectura

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