Mexican architect Delfino Lozano has renovated a home in Zapopan, Mexico to incorporate a mixture of Mediterranean and Mexican asthetics, which he describes as “Mexiterrean”.
Known as Casa A690, the property is a three-storey dwelling that dates again to the 1970s.
It includes an oblong floor flooring quantity and two-stepped blocks on prime. The outside partitions are rendered white, whereas its flat rooftops are coated in terracotta tiles that add heat to the in any other case stark palette.
Lozano developed the aesthetic of the overhaul to be a fusion of Mediterranean and Mexican structure and supplies.
“We use the time period Mexiterraneo to explain the supplies and feeling we attempt to give our tasks, by which we interpret the Mediterranean structure – easy, pure supplies – and blend it with our Mexican conventional structure, on this case represented by the structure,” the architect advised Dezeen, who additionally goes by Fino.
A number of courtyards are slotted inside the property, together with one with a grey-brick characteristic wall.
The venture additionally options a number of arched and round home windows, openings and doorways, whereas a linear staircase cuts by the house in the principle dwelling space and results in a house workplace.
“The unique development had fundamental rectangular home windows, we added arched home windows, renovated the interiors and likewise added new areas because the shopper’s studio,” Lozano mentioned.
Inside, areas characteristic gray concrete partitions and cupboards and contrasting parts of darkish wooden, as seen in built-in cupboards, benches and furnishings.
Concrete latticework and two courtyards filter gentle into Mexican home by Delfino Lozano
An out of doors pathway passes alongside the facet of Casa A690 and results in the doorway, lobby and central stairwell.
A kitchen and dwelling space is positioned in direction of the entrance of the property.
One other space on the bottom flooring accommodates a double-height eating and sitting room with sliding glass doorways that open onto a grassy courtyard.
“The pursuit of producing fascinating paths when shifting from one zone to the opposite gave worth to the volumes and knowledgeable with the proposed design,” mentioned Lozano.
“Because of this, the rooftops turned usable terraces and architectural parts like the steps become sculptures.”
A mezzanine with a desk overlooks the lounge under, and two bedrooms and a house workplace are additionally positioned upstairs.
The highest flooring incorporates a master suite with an en-suite toilet and a terrace, and can be accessed from an outside stairwell.
The format of Casa A690 is just like Casa Azul that Lozano additionally renovated in Zapopan, which additionally has courtyards slotted inside the principle quantity.
The architect’s different tasks embrace brickwork dwelling Casa G within the Mexican metropolis, and the renovation of a standard home in Guadalajara.
Pictures is by César Béjar.
Collaborators: Gloria López Aceves, María Fernanda Rodríguez Lozano, Daniel Villalba, Sebastián Aldrete, Isaac Padilla, Jonathan Castellanos
Structural engineer: Deflino Lozano
Engineer: Sistro Ingenieria y Proyectos
Plumbing: Juan Pablo Ojeda
Ironwork: Alberto Flores
Finishes: Mooma Mosaicos
Panorama design: Inside en V