fmt estudio renovates la casita, a neat cozy residence for a couple in mexico

fmt estudio renovates la casita, a neat cozy residence for a couple in mexico

la casita renovation 

 

fmt estudio renovated a small old house for a couple, in the center of merida, mexico. following the client’s wish to simplify their life in a more undersized dwelling, the design team sought to make the most of the space to create a cozy environment, without giving the feeling of cramped or crowded.

 

the final design is therefore a neat space that accommodates all of the couple’s belongings, prioritizing the large book collection and some artworks. the designers created small corners and nooks to smartly utilize the available space, all the while adding vivid touches throughout the interior.

fmt estudio renovates la casita, a neat cozy residence for a couple in mexico
a place for all the books

all images by fmt studio 

 

 

a cozy neat interior

 

apart from the spatial arrangement, the design team at fmt studio shifted its attention to maintaining the character of the original structure. since it was located in a protected area of historical context, only minor alterations were allowed. to that end, they employed integrated wooden furniture, rejuvenating the interior by allowing natural light and ventilation to penetrate.

 

 the dining room takes shape in the covered courtyard, allowing social gatherings. there, an open sky —protected by a UV screen to prevent heat gain from the midday sun— brings plenty of light in, giving a spatial delusion that the room is bigger than it is. pops of greens from the plants give vivid hints that meet the overall cozy atmosphere.

 

fmt estudio renovates la casita, a neat cozy residence for a couple in mexico
cozy nooks and corners fit a series of books and artworks

fmt estudio renovates la casita, a neat cozy residence for a couple in mexico
integrated wooden furnishings

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inside the kitchen

fmt estudio renovates la casita, a neat cozy residence for a couple in mexico
wood and cane cabinets

fmt estudio renovates la casita, a neat cozy residence for a couple in mexico
a transparent roof opens up to the sky

fmt estudio renovates la casita, a neat cozy residence for a couple in mexico
bringing plenty of natural light in

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a space that allows sunlight and cleanliness

 

 

project info:

 

name: la casita
designer: fmt studio

location: merida, yucatan, mexico

 

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom

 

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