Collaborators: Silvia Cuitún Coronado, Pedro Manuel Quintal Ruz, Andrea Matilde Marrufo Ruiz
“Luxury is in the space” R. Legorreta.
If it comes to architecture, in recent years it seems that the trend is to use synthetic, innovative materials which are more expensive.
Our concern in the project for Nude House was exactly the opposite, to use natural, common and readily available materials in the city leaving them nude to appreciate their intrinsic beauty.
The challenge begins with the dimensions of the plot, an urban residue resulting from the subdivision of a family home, the area of 6.5 m x 27.5 m with a west facade was not the most encouraging for the needs of a house.
The solution solved problems of sun exposure to the west and the difficulty of cross ventilation in all spaces, creating a barrier with services to the west and separating the house from the northern boundary leaving only 80 cms that allow an "air chimney", which works successfully.
The elements of passive conditioning become an integral part of the design, the pool that cools the air before traversing the house, the glass wall to the east that lets you open or close the space and control the flow and volume of air, sliding glass doors to the air chimney that create natural light from the north and increased ventilation, a green wall to the west reinforcing the thermal barrier, permaculture planters that always kept with water avoid overheating the access area and intermediate courtyards as the transition from access to living area and to the inner courtyard of the bedroom.
The material palette is largely determined by the construction and structural elements, which are mostly exposed. The block wall, so common in the area, is transformed to avoid overlap and is exposed becoming the "module" of the entire design.
Finally the floors and framing elements (mostly recycled old doors) add a warm character to the overall atmosphere.