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Location: Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

Area: 800 sqm.

Year: 2018

Photos: Tamara Uribe

KUTZ HOUSE is a single-family project located within the Yucatan Country Club in Mérida, Yucatán. Designed to function as a vacation home and as a second home for the client and their extended family, the concept was to make a practical, low-maintenance space where private and social spaces could be separated and operated in isolation.


On a 1200 m2 trapezoidal land, with two fronts facing the street, it has 800 m2 of construction. Being located in a city with an extreme climate, all the details regarding the sunlight were taken care of, always seeking to protect from the west and to have openings in the volume according to the solar path with the intention of providing all areas with cross ventilation; through terraces and interior patios that help the natural circulation of the air and refreshing shades.


It is organized in three volumes directed to the north where the interior spaces required by the users were configured according to the relationship they had between them and their degree of privacy.


In the Northeast volume, there is the main bedroom on the ground floor and two of the secondary bedrooms on the upper floor. While in the Southwest volume are the kitchen and service areas on the ground floor and two bedrooms upstairs. Both volumes are joined to the outside by a reinforced concrete girder to shade the terrace and pool area.


The central volume, with a height of 8 meters, concentrates the public areas, the living room, dining room and bar, this is the heart of the house. We seek integration with the exterior through this volume. That it opened onto the terrace and with a skylight on top to help air circulation and make a chimney effect.

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