Casa Bugambilias

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
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. The intention of the project is mainly to function as a refuge towards its immediate context, closing inwards.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. The use of raw materials is something characteristic and that intentionally seeks the aging of these with the passage of time. 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. 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. This patio works as a thermic regulator due to its lattice wall.

Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

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Applicant and authors of the project
Taller Mexicano de Arquitectura.
Architectural design and construction office founded in 2012 in the city of Mérida, Yucatán.
«We faithfully believe that architecture is responsible for creating solutions through the conjunction of factors. Therefore, we put together a quality multidisciplinary group, which is in charge of solving each of our projects in detail. We seek to generate projects with spatial and sensory quality through the analysis of needs, volumetric, material and technical experimentation.»
Architects Salvador Román Hernández, Manolo Rodríguez Casares, Felipe Diaz Hernández, Carlos Rebolledo Ibarra.

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