Year: 2019 Location: Zapopan, Jalisco Status: Finished 3D model views: PortBlack Roberto Jaramillo Type: House Area: 400 m2
Commonly the architecture of the houses in the center of ancient cities used the patio as the heart and distribution of the house and its future growth, connecting bedrooms with the interior garden, this in turn with the common areathat again connects the terrace and the outdoor garden creating a fluidity that at times makes it unclear whether one is inside or outside. Reintegrating and reinterpreting the inner courtyard, welcoming itwith the respect and tradition that characterizes it.
Following this design line and recapitulating the main points of the mansions, extremely high ceilings were left, a sahuán or attached portico at the main entrance, indigenous and vernacular materials from Guadalajara, a sober and simple distribution that in turn guarantees good ventilation and lighting to each space. The main development of the project focused on an adult couple whose children already have their own families, so the house is proposed to be the most practical for them, with ample living spaces for family reunions.
The inner courtyard. It is the way of living this interstitial space that defines the final architectural will of the project: life outside, open, closed, in community; a living photograph of the Mexican vital utopia, that is, a world of coexistence, disorder, color and nature; A reflection of the soul in the Mexican patio.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.