peter pichler converts 1960's house in jalisco using traditional mexican tiles
peter pichler converts 1960’s house in jalisco using traditional mexican tiles
milan based architecture studio peter pichler, has renovated a 1960’s house in jalisco, mexico on the west coast of the pacific ocean. the conversion builds upon the existing structure, adding handmade decorative tiles which draw upon traditional mexican patterns.
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the two-storey building is divided by three atria which allows light to flood down into the interior. the first floor features a living and kitchen area as well as two guest rooms and two bathrooms. the upper floor hosts two bedrooms and bathrooms and a large terrace which faces the sea. the generous balcony opens on the west side which offers maximum daylight and can be closed which aluminium shades which protects inhabitants within.
the house is located in jalisco, mexico on the west coast of the pacific ocean
peter pichler’s choice of handmade mexican motif tiles which decorate the facade – as well as parts of the courtyard – make a strong graphic impression upon the building. the interior however uses a more neutral palette by incorporating natural stone features such as a large horizontal sink. the building is tied together by a simple silhouette which follows the shape of the exterior, adding a contemporary layer to the traditional vernacular house.
mexican motif tiles decorate the facade of the house
the building is tied together by a simple silhouette which adds a contemporary layer to the traditional house
the house features a spiral staircase which leads up to the second floor
the second floor
the house incorporates natural stone features incuding a large horizontal sink
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