Mexican studio Zozaya Arquitectos has designed a concrete seaside home outlined by a chilled water characteristic on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
Named Casa Mateo, Zozaya Arquitectos (ZAR) accomplished the 488-square metre residence in Zihuatanejo in 2022.
The house is situated on one of many highest peaks of the Punta Garrabo growth, giving it views of the adjoining ocean and surrounding jungle panorama.
“The consumer needed a really minimal and clear design home from the start however with out shedding the vernacular and conventional structure,” ZAR director Daniel Zozaya informed Dezeen.
“We have been additionally impressed by conventional Japanese structure in some design options.”
A sloped street leads as much as the property, the place an out of doors staircase flanked by stone weeping partitions opens to the central courtyard and first rectangular reflecting pool, oriented perpendicular to the ocean.
The home consists of two rectangular concrete types with broad roof planes.
The personal zone with three bedrooms and bogs is to the left of the doorway, which is characterised by a coffee-coloured parota wooden display screen and a cotton fisherman’s internet hanging rope.
To the best of the doorway – denoted by a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass wall and white deep sea coral sculptures – are the social areas.
“I needed to carry little fragments from the habitat into the inside design via rigorously curated objects,” Zozaya stated.
Native stone partitions, metal accents and Volcani flooring tiles create a monotone gray palette in the lounge, eating room, and kitchen areas that open onto the terrace.
A stainless-steel pergola with native tree branches and polycarbonate offers shade for the massive grilling space subsequent to a sunken seating house.
The first ensuite opens onto an infinity pool with a two-sided waterfall edge that appears out towards the ocean. The pool was constructed round a pre-existing tree.
The supplies have been chosen based mostly on high quality, native availability and longevity, whereas the tones “coexist organically with the pure surroundings.”
“The water options play a very necessary position in the home as a result of they carry the zen mode and ambiance and divide the social with personal areas,” Zozaya stated, noting the usage of water to evoke calmness.
“The venture resumes passive bioclimatic programs via cross air flow in numerous areas, adapting to the seashore state of affairs of the world,” the studio stated.
“Inexperienced roofs have been applied, with the concept of mimicking the encircling vegetation, decreasing paved surfaces, in addition to producing thermal consolation contained in the residence.”
Based in 1986 on the Mexican Pacific coast, ZAR is understood for its residential seaside initiatives. Just lately, the studio accomplished a cliffside dwelling with a thatched roof construction and a vacation dwelling with a bamboo display screen – each in Zihuatanejo.
The pictures is by Cesar Belio.
Architect in cost: Daniel Zozaya Valdés
Design workforce: Enrique Zozaya, Saddam Otero, Jesus Lopez, Luis Alonso, José Antonio Vázquez, Ana Karen Cadena
Inside designer: Sara Campos