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.
Ja Cholul House in Yucatán, México by TALLER ESTILO ARQUITECTURA
December 11th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: TALLER ESTILO ARQUITECTURA
This project is located in the small town of Cholul, which is part of the municipality of Mérida in Yucatán, México.
The program consists of an entrance hall, a multifunctional space (living room, dining room and kitchen), terrace, studio, workshop, the master bedroom, guest bedroom, service area, the pool and a vegetable garden.
Ing. Emmanuel Rodríguez Godínez
The idea was to generate a living space that answered to the conditions of the context and to make the most of the natural resources available in order to maximise quality and comfort.
Our proposal was based on the use of vernacular materials such as local stone, the use of concrete blocks, natural light, water, vegetation and the town’s collective memory which is materialised using apparent block walls, polished concrete floors, stonework walls and the central garden as the main axis.
The natural setting and weather of the place were also great inspiration when solving the project, linking the earth and the human who inhabits it, constituting a symbolic structure.
With our project we intend to leave a testimony to local culture, preserving traditional materials and constructive systems as they are a vital heritage that should be protected and preserved to achieve the protection of intangible manifestations as a set of symbols, values, skills, meanings and cultural heritage of the Mayan people.
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