Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project
About the project
Casa Lohr is located in the first square of the historic center of the city of Mérida, Yucatán. It is a remodeling/restoration of a residential house project from the end of the 19th century.
The design premise is based on conserving and enhancing the pre-existing terrain, giving the walls and exterior finishes of the main patio as involuntary protagonists, which generate a space of calm and constant contemplation.
The architectural plan of the house is mostly maintained, old vestibular spaces are now bedrooms and social areas. The new construction is concentrated at the back of the house, where before there was only a patio; today it is the main bedroom, preceded by an open rest area.
The central point of the enclosure is the kitchen-dining-living room area, being the connection space between all the other areas. Local materials are the second actors on stage that accompany each of the areas of the project.
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Project implementation year
Applicant and authors of the project
VEINTE DIEZZ ARQUITECTOS.
Project by Veinte Diezz and Artesano Mx.
Photo: Manolo R. Solis.
Woodworks: Grupo Mc Torre