ROW studio: ortega house ROW studio: ortega house
jan 23, 2013

ROW studio: ortega house

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 homeclient: privatelocation: cancun, quintana roobuilt area: 3229 sq. ft. (300 sq. mts.)project date: july 2012renders: estudio 257

  • Just Amazing

    Ricky says:
  • Nice pool! The house looks intriguing as well but pictures of the interior would of been nice.

    David R. (NY) says:
  • Agreed. These are definitely renderings, though.

    Taylor Haywood says:
  • How is the toilet adjacent to the living room on the ground floor to be ventilated? There are no ducts, no external wall attachments, no cutouts….is this going to be mechanically ventilated…??????????

    subhankar says:
  • these rendering is awesome… almost can fool my eye.

    TTK says:

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