Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Casa Santos is an exploration of the possibilities of concrete to create community and sustainability in aesthetic harmony with the desert.
The project is made up of three houses distributed in eleven standard modules of 25 m2 each. Depending on its position and orientation on a compact plot of 2,000 m2, each module becomes a private room with a bathroom or a public living area where the kitchen, dining room and living room are combined.
The eleven adjoining modules, each belonging to a dwelling, interact with each other forming passages, alleys, patios and squares that emulate trace of a medieval town. If the brutalism of Louis Kahn echoes of the monumentality of the palace, the facades of Casa Santos recreate the intimacy of the first urban grids. In the opposite direction to
proposed by the mansions of Cabo San Lucas, Casa Santos invites the community among its inhabitants.
The project is modulated by its own formwork system that provides flexibility by being able to exchange a posi

Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Project implementation year

Maria Gomez, Hector Coss, Giovanni Ocampo

Author of the project
Maria Gomez, Hector Coss, Giovanni Ocampo

Other participants
Photo: Jaime Navarro
Communication: area colectiva

Status of the project