taco learns from the yucatán panorama
TACO contextual structure workshop Galopina sinks her visitor Home with the wild panorama of Yucatan. The world belonged to a “henequen hacienda” or farmland inside the protected Ring of Cenotes. Thus, the challenge is a celebration of the just about untouched nature on which it’s positioned. The architects be aware that the design goal is “to supply heat, distinctive and unpretentious lodging the place company can have an expertise of assembly nature and native tradition by structure”.
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discovering the overcrowded place
By choosing the positioning of its Galopina home, TACO Taller de Arquitectura Contextual ensured seclusion in nature whereas sustaining entry to the close by metropolis of Mérida. The architects explored the overcrowded web site to “uncover its quirks”.
Regardless of the wild terrain, the staff found the stone ruins of an outdated hacienda subject, together with an overgrown path that bisects the plot. The brand new home is positioned in a pure clearing within the land on a hill of “sascab” or limestone gravel. On this quick place, the weeds have been cleared, solely the timber remaining in place – the remainder of the huge land was left untouched.
Structure of the galloping home
TACO divides his Galopina home between two volumes, the principle home to the south and a northern visitor home, linked collectively by a walkway that crosses the wild vegetation. Each a pool and the 2 visitor rooms are constructed into the sloping floor, recalling the pure caves within the panorama. In the meantime, two extra visitor rooms are perched on high of a hill, having fun with panoramic views of the positioning. The architects be aware: “All of the rooms have the proportions of the Mayan Home, however with distributions tailored to the particularity of their orientations.”
a easy and native materials palette
Easy and ‘widespread sense’ supplies have been chosen to strengthen the sense of place, together with their means to age with dignity. The home was constructed with native methods and supplies. These embrace lime paint, polished stucco and stone masonry.
The concrete flooring is left uncovered, “indicating the development system of the roof of every house, consisting of each beams and vaults and bolstered concrete castings.” In the meantime, the doorways and home windows mix rust-encapsulated metal, pure cedar wooden, concrete grilles with mosquito netting, in addition to clear and screen-printed glass.