Bugambilias House / Taller Mexicano de Arquitectura

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Text description provided by the architects. Casa Bugambilias is located on a 300 m2 lot located in the neighborhood that gives it its name, in the city of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

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Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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The intention of the project is mainly to function as a refuge towards its immediate context, closing inwards, given that the neighborhood is under development and there are some problems of insecurity.

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Upper Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan
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Formally, the house 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 2 levels. 

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The use of raw materials is something characteristic and that intentionally seeks the aging of these with the passage of time.

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Section
Section
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The house opens at certain points with windows and a lattice wall in the facade that allows you to see outside, but not the opposite, which gives the feeling of security being inside.

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The ground floor is the shelter for the service and social areas, which are connected to the backyard and terrace thanks to an interior patio that functions as the heart of the project. 

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This patio works as a thermal regulator due to its lattice wall, generating natural ventilation and lighting on both floors of the house.

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© Alejandro Loustaunau
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