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Temozón House by Carrillo Arquitectos y Asociados

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Mérida-based architectural practice, Carrillo Arquitectos y Asociados, has designed the Temozón House project. The modern family home is located in Temozon, Yucatan, Mexico.

According to the architects: “Located in Temozón Yucatán in a residential area, the modern house is in a trapezoidal corner plot. Its 60 meter long side faces east and its 39 meter long side faces north.

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“The space of the house is intended to create an environment in which the family is not confined between walls, but the outside is integrated with the interior, merged together as a single environment, highlighting the views generated by the different spaces.

“For this purpose, the initial scheme was an L-shape, in which two corridors surround the plot to create a garden in the center, one corridor for services and the other for the living area (social and private). Subsequently, one corridor was turned 45 degrees to harness the winds and have better air conditioning. This movement also allowed the integration of the garden into the residential area.

“Finally, to reinforce the concept, the corridor was divided into two sections. The first corridor is located in a solid volume cantilevered above the ground; it houses the private area and shelters the social area, comprised by a series of terraces at different levels to define a spatial hierarchy.”

Images courtesy of David Cervera

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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August 3, 2014 | Property | View comments

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