rendering of casa ortega
ROW studio's 'ortega house' is located at the urban core of cancun
and takes advantage of the ideal solar orientations.
divided in to two levels departing from a pure platonic solid,
covered in three of its faces with a costume made patterned concrete screen.
these screens serve the dual purpose of giving privacy to the interior and to protect
it from the sun light, thus lowering the energy use and allowing for natural ventilation
for as much as possible.
at the ground level a series of subtractions create a covered terrace in the two garden
facades and the access in the remaining front. the covered terrace runs parallel to
the façade in the direction of the swimming pool and in a diagonal axis at the other
front of the garden, directing the views from the interior.
the swimming pool, formed by a single lane, is covered in mosaics with a pattern
of thick diagonal strips that continue from the surface of the patio,
to the interior of the pool and towards the wall.
architects: ROW studio
(álvaro hernández félix, nadia hernández félix, alfonso maldonado ochoa)
use: private home
location: cancun, quintana roo
built area: 3229 sq. ft. (300 sq. mts.)
project date: july 2012
renders: estudio 257