reyes ríos + larraín arquitectos configures casa GD around a communal terrace
photography by pim schalkwijk
all images courtesy of reyes ríos + larraín arquitectos

 

 

 

in mexico, local studio reyes ríos + larraín arquitectos has added to their expanding portfolio with a residential property completed for a family of five. designed to foster a socially inclusive atmosphere, casa GD’s centerpiece is a large terrace that connects the home’s internal living spaces with a generously proportioned pool. the remainder of the program is contained within a single-storey L-shaped floor plan, favorably oriented to ensure constant ventilation and daylight.

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the residential property has been completed for a family of five

 

 

 

in an effort to bring the region’s lush landscape inside the house, the three main bedrooms all open onto landscaped courtyards, while the surrounding garden measures 1,000 square meters. the architects deliberately limited the scheme’s material palette, with soft marble surfaces contrasting the hardwood flooring. furthermore, the building’s cast reinforced concrete walls ensure that the home takes on a number of different appearances throughout the day — in accordance with the region’s climatic conditions.

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the home takes on a number of different appearances throughout the day

reyes rios + larrain studio casa CGD house mexico designboom
each bedroom opens onto landscaped internal courtyards

reyes rios + larrain studio casa CGD house mexico designboom
a large terrace connects the entirety of the design

reyes rios + larrain studio casa CGD house mexico designboom
a generously proportioned swimming pool is found at the center of the plan

reyes rios + larrain studio casa CGD house mexico designboom
the design foster a socially inclusive atmosphere between its occupants

reyes rios + larrain studio casa CGD house mexico designboom
the architects deliberately limited the scheme’s material palette

reyes rios + larrain studio casa CGD house mexico designboom
the surrounding garden measures 1,000 square meters

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the house viewed from the passing street

 

 

project info:

 

name: casa GD
location: mérida, yucatán, méxico  
completed: 2013
architecture and interior design: reyes rios + larraín arquitectos (salvador reyes ríos, josefina larraín lagos)
senior project development: alma delgadillo vela
landscaping: josefina larraín lagos
construction: ing. luis díaz c., xella mexicana s.a. de c.v.
civil work: proyecciones civiles s.a. de c.v.
photography: pim schalkwijk