Excerpt: Pensamientos Residencial, designed by Espacio 18 Arquitectura, is divided into 4 houses with ventilation and natural lighting are achieved through patios and perforations. The patios are an important element in the design, since they unify the houses with each other, respecting sunlight and particular programs. The project’s materiality seeks neutral tones, allowing the user to personalize the interior.
[Text as submitted by architect] Pensamientos Residencial is a set of 4 homes located in Colonia Reforma, 5 minutes from Downtown Oaxaca, where the cost of land has increased considerably, and gentrification means that more and more locals live on the outskirts. The project is located on a property with many qualities, including its location, where there is the opportunity to carry out a project that redensifies the area and shows an opportunity of what can be achieved through design and commercial strategies. A real estate agency commissions the project with the same vision.
The project is divided into 4 houses, each with a land area of 120m2, which means that ventilation and natural lighting are achieved through patios and perforations. The built area ranges from 245 m2 to 275 m2 and is divided into three levels. The patios are an important element in the design, since they unify the houses with each other, respecting sunlight and particular programs.
The architectural program is given as follows, although with a different distribution in each one. On the ground floor the social area is generated, on the first level, the private area of the secondary rooms and TV room or study, finally, on the second level is the main room and the services. On each level, patios with high-rise walls refer to Mexican architecture, to its patios, which are developed as flexible spaces for the user.
The project’s materiality seeks neutral tones, allowing the user to personalize the interior. The exterior paste finishes woods from the Oaxaca coast, such as Huanacaxtle, and steel and volcanic stones.
Residential thoughts is a project that seeks to show the real estate development of Oaxaca and what can be generated through the study of the place where it is unsettled, without falling into out-of-place currents, without pretensions, and adapting as much as possible to its immediate context since It is the most urbanized area of Oaxaca.