Located in Cholul, Mexico, Gershenson House (2012) by Roman Gonzalez Jaramillo | The Hardt
Located in Cholul, Mexico, Gershenson House (2012) by Roman Gonzalez Jaramillo. House located in Chicul, Yucatan, Mexico, with 5161 inhabitants, sits on a plot of 21,000 ft² (2,000 m²) with 2,900 ft² (270 m²) of construction. The project is for a retired couple looking for a private space but without losing contact with nature. The volumetry is generated by three main bodies, each one housing a specific part of the program: service, social and private areas of the house, these are joined by a single transversal circulation. One of the premises of the design was the reuse of materials and expose them to their natural form. All the stone extracted from the excavations was used in walls and details, the house is placed on a base of 60 cm of apparent concrete which serves as a guideline for the modulation of the areas.
The perimeter walls of the residence do not reach the slab, this is so that you never miss the visual contact with nature, even when you are inside the house or in some private space. The integration of the exterior and interior is sought through gardens, ponds and large windows that segment the residence, all this to eliminate the monotony of the inhabitant on a day-to-day basis.
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