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  7. Two Courtyards House / Muñoz Arquitectos

Two Courtyards House / Muñoz Arquitectos

  • 13:00 - 18 December, 2016
Two Courtyards House / Muñoz Arquitectos
Two Courtyards House / Muñoz Arquitectos, © David Cervera
© David Cervera

© David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Merida, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Javier Muñoz Menéndez
  • Project Team

    Gareth Lowe Negrón, Iza Pérez Jaramillo, Javier Ceballos Cabañas
  • Area

    219.55 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© David Cervera
© David Cervera

Text description provided by the architects. We received a commission from a married couple to design a house to be built on a small plot (with an 8-meter frontage and a depth of 30 meters) inserted within a dense and difficult context. The couple, whose children had already left home, asked us for a simple house, obstruction-free and with a strongly contemporary feel.

© David Cervera
© David Cervera

The layout is based on the idea of using the frontage and the rear extension without interruptions to give a sense of space even with the small area available. 

Floor Plans
Floor Plans

Two axes were defined along the ends of the building, each measuring 1.5 meters wide. All of the services –bathrooms, kitchen, larders, and septic tanks –are grouped together at the south end; all the circulations are at the north. This enables a 5-by-5 meter modulated space between the two axes. Within this sequence of structures, two patios were arranged as a means of filtering the light. 

© David Cervera
© David Cervera

Therefore the areas are connected to afford wide open views despite the compactness of the plot. The result is a spacious and bright house where courtyards can be enjoyed all the time. 

© David Cervera
© David Cervera
Cite: "Two Courtyards House / Muñoz Arquitectos" 18 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/801522/two-courtyards-house-munoz-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
© David Cervera

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