Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Casa Palma Chit in Cancún, México by JC Arquitectura
March 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: JC Arquitectura
Housing solution for a typical suburban family house plot.
This house was designed for a young family, the main idea is to make it efficient by using the maximum space of a small lot with 8 meters in the front. It has load-bearing walls on the sides with precast concrete slabs. Construction time was 3 months.
The lot was chosen to benefit the most useful areas with a north orientation: living room, dining room, covered terrace and master bedroom.
In the main floor entrance is located in the corner of the living room, making a first impression of “more in less”, with a diagonal crossing all the space without columns and beams that limit the space. This area melts with the outside garden and the small pool. By opening the glassed doors we integrate the covered outdoor and the interior so used in tropical weather.
The upper level has a master bedroom and a wide area use as a one big bedroom (for kids when they are little) or 2 small bedrooms (when the kids required independence) both zones share the toilet area. The top floor has a multifunctional space with a toilet area, than can be used for guest, a productive activity, or as an extra room if it is necessary.
Materials are expressed apparent, local precast concrete block in walls, apparent concrete slabs in ceilings and polish cement floors. This house aims to be an exercise in economy in tropical unifamiliy houses.
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