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  7. Zacatitos 02 / Campos Leckie Studio

Zacatitos 02 / Campos Leckie Studio

  • 01:00 - 13 July, 2014
Zacatitos 02 / Campos Leckie Studio
Zacatitos 02 / Campos Leckie Studio, © John Sinal
© John Sinal

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© John Sinal
© John Sinal

Text description provided by the architects. This project is the second of a series of desert dwelling prototypes that comprise an ongoing body of research into off-grid living in a relatively extreme climate. All three research sites are located in the remote community of Los Zacatitos, in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

© John Sinal
© John Sinal

Zacatitos 02 is an architectural experiment that fully explores the concept of architecture as a device which mediates occupation of the site and experience of the landscape. It presents a minimal architectural aesthetic wherein interior and exterior blend seamlessly, lightly demarcated by large operable glazing panels. The detail-oriented minimalism evoke an inevitability that is a direct reflection of the frugality and sparseness that is the ethos of this landscape.

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Using a convertible architectural strategy this project strives to strives to provide a sense of inhabitation of the landscape which affords the luxury of being neither completely inside, nor entirely outside, but somewhere in between.  To achieve this, the primary living space features three walls with large operable glazing panels that fully retract, providing the effect of expanding the dwelling almost infinitely into the natural landscape beyond. The concrete topography of the dwelling dematerializes in fragments as it extends into the desert context. The restrained material palette consisting almost exclusively of glass, concrete, steel, and aluminum provides a minimal monochromatic landscape that is a direct reflection of the ethos of the desert

© John Sinal
© John Sinal
Cite: "Zacatitos 02 / Campos Leckie Studio" 13 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/522178/zacatitos-02-campos-leckie-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884