Adobe, Brick, and Black Steel Combine in an Artist’s Rustic Retreat in Oaxaca

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Project Details:

Locale: Oaxaca, Mexico

Architect: Espacio 18 Arquitectura / @espacio18

Builder: Espacio 18 Arquitectura / @espacio18

Carpentry: Orvesa Diseño

Engineer: LM Estructuras

Metal operate: Alfredo y Ramon

Photographer: Camila Cossio / @_camilacossio

From the Architect: Casa Plúmula is named soon after the “plumule’—the rudimentary shoot from which the stem, the leaves, and the flowers originate. The challenge is a workshop, a property, a meeting spot, a refuge, and is also residence to a flamboyán tree.

“The consumer, Amy, is a plastic artist who will work abroad and required a room to reside and perform when going to Mexico. She obtained 50 percent of a little household in the northern part of Oaxaca that experienced been designed a number of a long time earlier and suffered from numerous structural troubles. The temporary was to maintain certain pre-existing adobe (earth) walls and intervene via a composition to make leisure areas, a ceramic workshop, and a bed room.

“By a light-weight metal structure, we reinforced the construction and expanded the areas. Sliding windows blur the boundaries between inside and exterior and let the vibrant tree to continue being a visual concentration. The residence is crafted from steel, adobe, pine timber, and red brick—all components known by the local staff and inside of the spending budget. These supplies also develop warm spaces and the monochrome finishes visually develop the inside.

“The property responds incredibly passively to the context, with a solar heater, a rainwater harvesting process, LED lights, and adobe walls that retain warmth in wintertime and insulate from the heat in summer.”

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