Best Implemented Façade or Interior Project Using Ceramics
About the project
On a 23 x 49 feet lot, with a single front facing east and surrounded by low-income housing, a house was designed with few economic resources, but with an intensive contextual, formal and spatial study. In developing a proposal under these conditions, the project sought to maintain an efficient and close relationship with regional materials and techniques, significantly reducing the use of resources and maximizing the investment.
This house, brewing with regional character, expresses honest exterior and interior construction
through its materials and construction processes. The foundation on the ground floor of exposed
concrete walls demonstrates both structural and visual stability. The synergy between the brick and other materials reflects the project’s developmental context.
The client commissioned the project to improve their living conditions, with the possibility of renting the property to finance the university studies of their son, Tadeo.
Cerro Tikal Manzana 7 Lote 175 privada Tulúm, Mexico
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Applicant and authors of the project
Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseño.
This has begun to change with the advent of a new generation of architects and new communication tools. Apaloosa, the office founded by Luis Armando Gómez Solorzano, belongs to that generation. Better than anyone else, he understood the opportunities offered by innovative technologies, to overthrow preconceived ideas such as the need to build monumental architecture or the need to migrate to large metropolitan centers to achieve a certain degree of visibility.
Photographer: Carlos Berdejo Mandujano