Akúun House

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Casa Akúun harmonizes with the mexican landscape through its open facades in 70 meters in length.
Spanning almost seventy meters in length, ‘Casa Akúun’ is a one-story private residence sited in Yucatan, Mexico. Local studio Arkham Projects, alongside GCW architects, has completed the dwelling as a simple volume spread over one level and defined by two horizontal planes: the floor and the roof.
With the intention of harmonizing interior living with the exterior landscape, the facades are left entirely open to the north and south — introducing plenty of sunlight and natural ventilation across all spaces while framing several views of nearby vegetation which provides absolute privacy for users at all times. Equally reflecting that interior-exterior harmony is a large tree species located in a semi-open patio, virtually dividing the house in half.

Merida, Mexico

Project implementation year

Applicant and authors of the project
Arkham Projects: «At Arkham we believe that every project is a dream, we believe that they are our window to a world of pure creativity that is not limited by absolutely anything. We also know their importance and the responsibility that people who trust us place in our hands. Due to the above, it is our daily task to have the best human team and the necessary tools to be able to transform the intangible into the tangible, ideas into physical forms, dreams into living spaces for our dreamers.»

Other participants
Photo: Yoshihiro Koitani