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Housing Complex Corazón de Tierra / P11 Arquitectos

Housing Complex Corazón de Tierra / P11 Arquitectos

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Chablekal, Mexico
  • Architects: P11 Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5780
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoCAD, Boxito, Elemetic
  • Lead Architect : Arturo Carrillo Ponce
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© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

Text description provided by the architects. Corazón de Tierra is a multi-family complex consisting of 54 housing units. The project originates due to the great demand and current need for housing in the state. The site is located north of the city of Mérida in the state of Yucatán, on a rectangular-shaped corner lot facing south-north, with a surface of 4,700 m2.

© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

The idea was born from the fragmentation of a large volume into smaller pieces, resulting in four different elements in which the housing program is developed. The access, the central circulation and the social area of the complex are generated in the "cracks" created between these volumes. In this way, two compositional axes emerge, the transversal one that frames the access, which leads to the central space and ends with the social area. The longitudinal is delimited by a wall built with local stone, running through the central space in its entirety, allowing a visual connection with the exterior facades as a linking element.

© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

Through the cracks that emerge between the volumes, we capture the breezes coming from the north and east, with the intention of taking advantage of the prevailing winds of the region. All spaces are oriented north-south for greater climatic comfort, necessary in places as hot as the city of Mérida.

© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

The voids and masses of the facades offer an effect of lights and shadows that change throughout the day, giving the building rhythm, movement and character.

© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

We use materials from the region such as chukum and stone, to give the complex its own identity, and due to its high durability and low maintenance properties. For the residential buildings, a mixture of chukum with red clay (kancab) is proposed and in the public spaces, natural chukum. Similarly, slab stone (a product of the excavation of the site) is used to emphasize the volume that spatially joins the main circulation area of the complex.

© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

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Address:Chablekal, Yuc., Mexico

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Cite: "Housing Complex Corazón de Tierra / P11 Arquitectos" [Complejo de viviendas Corazón de Tierra / P11 Arquitectos] 25 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/957526/housing-complex-corazon-de-tierra-p11-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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