Located in Tokyo, Japan, Tama Art University Library by Toyo Ito & Associates | The Hardt Located in Tokyo, Japan, Tama Art University Library by Toyo Ito & Associates. Ito shares Mies van der Rohe's fascination with the grid as a parametric and...read more
Hole 14 House (2013) by Javier Muñoz Menéndez located in Merida, Mexico | The Hardt
Hole 14 House (2013) by Javier Muñoz Menéndez located in Merida, Mexico. For this project, we had the opportunity to work on an irregularly shaped, 1,708 square meter plot, with 21 trees, in an exclusive golf club development in the north of the city of Merida. In common with our previous projects, the challenge -which also constitutes one of our firm beliefs- was to respect the existing trees, as they are tenants which have more right to continue living there than the new habitats. The house is fragmented in order to respect all the trees on the property. A white volume contains all the house’s services and is supported by the stone walls that frame the entrance. The main entrance –an open, gardened space- has two trees and creates a hallway before you reach the house itself. The circulation continues when entering the public space that consists of the living room, dining room and kitchen, which is also shaded by two other trees.
The house has three volumes and two intermediate patios which contain the existing trees. The first volume combines the entrance and top-floor services; the second includes the double-height public areas; and the third boasts the main living area and open-air swimming pool on the ground floor, while the bedrooms and terrace are located on the top floor. From the moment you enter the house, each space you pass through offers spectacular views of the golf course.
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Aesthetically and Geographically Related Projects:
- House H (2013) by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos
- House in Vila Boim (2013) by Intergaup
- Fairbairn House (2013) by Inglis Architects
- Remote House (2014) by Felipe Assadi
- House B + B (2014) by Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto + Architects