Studio: PLUG architecture
Project: Infiltrated patio
Location: Mérida, Yucatán, México
Credit: David Matute, Román Cordero
The project is Located within a family plot that incorporates other houses and reunion support services, just after peripheral ring, at north of the city.
The fact of being a land with green and recreation areas causes to be repeatedly visit for events and ceremonies that are not always part of the family routine, and sometimes become intrusive and uncomfortable if one lives there and does not want to form part of it. Therefore, the house design should consider close or open to eventualities and have their own green space individually.
An existing “grandfather tree” is the starting point to a native shade garden that will grow in the inner courtyard of the house as its core and will consolidate a small sample of native vegetation. Thus, the concrete structure give tribute to the vegetal structure, framing its phenological transformations (sun, moon, rain, etc.) with all that this entails (air purification, thermal comfort, reduction of stress and anxiety, among others).
The domestic program is surrounded and organized in 4 wings oriented and programmed each with specific activities: access and study (south), store and shelter (west), sleep and serve (east), and cook and stay (north). Additionally, each side relates to the main lot through a single access in each facade.