Location: Mérida, Yucatán Office/Architecture workshop: R79 Address: C. 26 x 29 y 31 Emiliano Zapata Norte. Mérida, Yucatán. Area: 570 m2 constructed Time lapse: 2021 – 2022 Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Media supplier Photography: Arq. Manolo R. Solis
Instagram & Facebook from manolorsolis_fotografia Extra credits Architect in chief: Arq. Roberto Pizarro Designing team: Arq. Lilian Escalante, Arq. Alia Peraza, Arq. Sergio Rios Construction team: Paxux / Ing. Juan Cervera Landscape: Servi-jardines Interior design: Artesano / Arq. Daniela Alvarez, Arq. Jaime Peniche
Discovering a sober house that poses a blind volumetry from the exterior, hiding from the street the richness that dwells inside. A continuous space full of light that merges the indoor and outdoor social areas. Made up by a palette of materials that emanates tranquility; where wood, stone and glass are complemented by the furniture and art, specially the last one which has a strong presence throughout the house accentuating the finishing touches and achieving flashes of color that enliven the atmosphere.
A simple program: downstairs; the services, the social areas and the spaces whose function varies according to the mood of the moment: the kitchen and the bar. Upstairs; the private areas that views all the way to the back of the lot, keeping its services towards the front, conferring this almost martial character to the façade. A new essay on how to blur the line between the exterior and the interior, an adventure with a great team of architects and interior designers to achieve this simple and harmonic piece for a very dear friend.
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.