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Sonata Housing / Arkham Projects

Sonata Housing / Arkham Projects
Sonata Housing / Arkham Projects, © Tamara Uribe
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Benjamín Peniche Calafell y Jorge Duarte Torre
  • Area

    536.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

Text description provided by the architects. The solution was to remove vertical circulations from the inside, and the result was an intersection of two staircases, one closed and one open, which give the project a playful minimalism, but not in the plastic sense, but economic, taking the words of the client as a basis for the design. A façade with program, essential for the project, a façade that cannot be removed, with horizontal repetitions, which simplify the whole when seeing it in its entirety. The white color works as the guideline, as a integrator, leaving the sun to be the protagonist while painting the façade with light, turning the project into a canvas where the shadows can be seen in different forms throughout the day.

© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe
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© Tamara Uribe

Its architectural program is simple, social areas on the ground floor and on the roof, vertically containing two bedrooms that are on the first level, a private area that can only be accessed through a corridor on the same level. Stairs not only play an important role in terms of visual privacy from the outside, but also prevent the circulation of visitors through private areas of the living units when accessing the roof. Each unit has a backyard and parking spots for two vehicles, which will soon be protected from the sun by the foliage of trees. A project that initially revolved around money, ended up revolving around intimacy, privacy, harmony and curiosity. With the same architectural program and price as many, but a sincere project, where the function and aesthetics are one, where complexity and simplicity blend to become Sonata.

© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

Su programa es sencillo, áreas sociales en planta baja y en azotea, abrazando de manera vertical dos habitaciones que se encuentran en el primer nivel, área privada a la cual solo se puede tener acceso a través de un pasillo en el mismo nivel. Las escaleras no solo juegan un papel importante en cuanto a privacidad visual desde el exterior, sino que también evitan la circulación de visitantes por zonas privadas de las viviendas al acceder a la azotea. Las unidades cuentan igual con un patio trasero y estacionamiento para dos vehículos, cada una, los cuales serán protegidos por la fronda de nuevos árboles. Un proyecto que al inicio giró en torno al dinero, terminó girando en torno a la intimidad, a la privacidad, la armonía y a la curiosidad. Con el mismo programa y precio que muchos, pero un proyecto sincero, donde la función y la estética son uno solo, donde la complejidad y la simpleza se mezclan para convertirse en SONATA.

© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

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Cite: "Sonata Housing / Arkham Projects" [SONATA / Arkham Projects] 27 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. (Trans. María Francisca González) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/913816/sonata-housing-arkham-projects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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