Project Name: Aak’al House
Practice: Arquitec DC
Firm Location: Mexico
Completion year: 2017
Gross Built up Area: 745 Sqm
Project Location: Mexico
Lead Architects: Arq. Carlos Salomón Carrillo, Arq. Karlo Meneses Figueroa
Design Team: Arq. Carlos Salomón Carrillo, Arq. Karlo Meneses Figueroa
Structural Consultants: Ing. Carlos Cárdenas
Landscape Consultants: Arq. Carlos Salomón Carrillo, Arq. Karlo Meneses Figueroa
Photo Credits: Arq. Diana VillordoMore Specs
(Text as submitted by the Architect)
The project is divided into 2 blocks. The first with the private and semi-public area, considering the upper and lower floors (bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room and circulation), the second block with the public area (pool, bar, bathrooms, bar area outside, sauna, soccer field, breakfast room and circulations), totaling 745 m2 built. Volumetry arises to give life to the forms that are a consequence of the content that determines them, using textures, color, lighting, the connection of the interior with the exterior.
In the house, the formal intention meets the needs and architectural specifications that the client emphasized, in this way it is visually closed but its interior is reinforced, which is ordered in the longitudinal axis of the land. The house is divided into two volumes that are joined by a large water mirror that empties into the pool. In the main volumetry spaces are offered with a multitude of sensations, through the play of lights, textures, distributions and architectural elements such as the staircase with a glass railing, which seems to levitate under overhead light.