Palmas Seis House / POMC arquitecto

  • 01:00 - 11 August, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Palmas Seis House / POMC arquitecto, © Maggie  Manzano
© Maggie Manzano
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Project Architect

    Paul Octavio Medina Campuzano
  • Collaborators

    Alejandro Apolinar, Judy Jimenez, Roberto Machuca
  • Project Area

    390.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photography

    Maggie Manzano

© Maggie  Manzano © Maggie  Manzano © Maggie  Manzano © Maggie  Manzano +16

From the architect. The project seeks to achieve the creation of pure volumes with a complex structural design, due to its large spans and overhangs. The project aims to have an image of lightness within heavy volumes.

© Maggie  Manzano
© Maggie Manzano

Upon entering the house, the visitor is greeted by an interior double-height courtyard framed by a vegetation area in the center, contained by a myrtle tree, achieving an atmosphere of warmth and tranquility. Behind the courtyard is the only staircase that communicates the three levels, designed in exposed concrete and clad in wood on top, offering a sculptural element with both pieces.

© Maggie  Manzano
© Maggie Manzano

The spaces are almost exempt from walls, the living and dining rooms are together in a great space that fully opens to the outside with sliding windows, communicating both the garden and the terrace, integrating an open kitchen to the dining room, privileging the views of the garden.

© Maggie  Manzano
© Maggie Manzano

The expressiveness of the materials used was the constant in the project, where the use of exposed concrete with a certain texture, steel structural beams, and walnut, are the protagonists in a comprehensive proposal, achieving a strong personality indoors and outdoors.

Main Elevation
Main Elevation

Palmas Seis House seeks to meet the needs of a specific family program, taking the particularities of the site to link the spaces efficiently, achieving a proposal with an adequate filtration of natural light and ventilation, committing to a rational solution that stands out for the simplicity of its materials and the absence of artifices.

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