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Casa Vagantes / Arista Cero + Gina Góngora

Casa Vagantes / Arista Cero + Gina Góngora

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Mérida, Mexico
  • Architects: Arista Cero, Gina Góngora
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 70.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Boxito, Cemex, Comex, Lumínica, MIRAGE, SAYER, Tecnolite, lumínu
  • Authors: Arista Cero + Gina Góngora
  • Design Team: Gina Góngora, Fernando Gómez
  • Interior Design: Gina Góngora
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© Eduardo Calvo
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Text description provided by the architects. An intervention of an existing building to accommodate travellers visiting Mérida, Yucatán. The work is located 150m from one of the main avenues "Paseo Montejo" and very close to the historic centre of the city. The architectural response seeks to restore and to leave evidence of the passage of time affecting the building. The impression of time is preserved by scraping the walls in order to show the different colours they have gone through, by preserving the oxides of the metalworks and by recycling and recovering doors and windows.

© Eduardo Calvo
© Eduardo Calvo
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
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© Eduardo Calvo

The facade maintains the original colour. Lights and door shutters were restored, allowing cross ventilation and better illumination of the interior.

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© Eduardo Calvo
South Facade
South Facade
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© Eduardo Calvo

The house maintains the spatial structure with the idea of reducing construction time and costs: a social niche that connects with the kitchen and the terrace, two compartments connected to each other, with one of them also connects to the bathroom.

© Eduardo Calvo
© Eduardo Calvo

The space with a window towards the street is proposed as a study and resting area with a closet, this space borders the social area and the only bedroom of the house that overlooks the terrace.

In the kitchen, the ceramic tiles are replaced with white polished cement and the walls are scraped to discover the original colours.

© Eduardo Calvo
© Eduardo Calvo

There are three spaces in the courtyard: a body of water to cool off in, an area with two chairs that rest on a gravel floor and a bench to contemplate the Huaya tree that protects and provides shade in the morning.

© Eduardo Calvo
© Eduardo Calvo

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Address: Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

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Cite: "Casa Vagantes / Arista Cero + Gina Góngora" [Casa Vagantes / Arista Cero + Gina Góngora] 12 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/933589/casa-vagantes-arista-cero-plus-gina-gongora/> ISSN 0719-8884

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