LocationValle de Guadalupe, Baja California, México
DesignerJosé Antonio de los Santos Bolívar
CollaboratorsGiancarlo Reyes Olguín, Gustavo Torres Paramo, Roberto Amaya Alvarado
Year of project2014
PhotographiesPhotomark, Jaime Ignacio Brambila Salgado, Daniel Meza
Structural CalculationServicios profesionales de ingeniería
Art and ExhibitionsHéctor Herrera
Text description provided by the architects. Located in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, the most important enological zone in the country. This experimental Project base on the idea of a origami paper transfer to metal.
This is a building of craftmanship caracter, dynamic and adventourous. It reflects the identity of the craft beer that is offered in this place with the name of Media Perra.
The context where is located the project is surrounded by mountains and silhouettes that these mountains Project. One of the ideas was to generate these silhouettes and build the main structure only with folds that will form walls and roofs, and create a volumetn of Media Perra.
We analized the solar path and shades to create different abstract planes and lighting details inside and outside the tasting room.
The sustainable concepts that we use often in our firm in all the projects are very important. The outside layer of the building consist in two layers of rust metal with a layer of straw in the middle, and the walls are made of adobe block, a trademark of the Kumiai natives living near by.
The building is oriented to take advantage of natural resources in result having a natural ventilation because is located in a very dry area with extreme weather conditions.
The shape of the roof help accumulate water, and natural lighting is made of recycle bottles with water, and doors and furniture are made of recycle metal, product of the facade.
Even that the project is only 1200 ft2 the interiors are designed to directly connect between spaces, creating large and dynamic áreas. Media Perra is seeking an experience of identity and dialog between frequent visitors.