Casa Cuata II

Casa Cuata II

Architect
Aldana + Sánchez - Architects
Location
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Daniel Ochoa Torres
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersCEMEX
ManufacturersCASTEL
ManufacturersEstevez
ManufacturersFANOSA
ManufacturersHELVEX
ManufacturersInterceramic

Product Spec Sheet
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by CEMEX
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by CASTEL
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by Estevez
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by FANOSA
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by HELVEX
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TWIN HOUSE II

Aldana + Sánchez - Architects as Architects

A white cube compresses the first stage of construction of a residence in a suburban family cluster of narrow grounds, the double height windows refresh the interiors while the polished finishes resist the intense weather of the Mexican southeast.
TWIN HOUSE II is a progressive residence that belongs to an arrangement of two houses in a subdivided estate located in a private suburb of Villahermosa. Since the properties are narrow, the layout of the buildings sought to generate shared voids for ventilation, lighting, and wide views that could be use for social interaction. The neighborhood has variable lots, self-built housing and frequent architectural stereotypes so we opted for neutrality in design.

photo_credit Miguel Alejandro Aldana
Miguel Alejandro Aldana

The basic solution has buildings separated by voids seeking to order and enhance the bioclimatic of the architecture: a natural back garden, a water space between the buildings and a filtering surface parking in front.

photo_credit Miguel Alejandro Aldana
Miguel Alejandro Aldana

The program resulted in an array of two articulated bodies by means of a swimming pool and an elevated bridge that will connect the upper floors. The first movement of this work is a cube for private use at the bottom, while the public volume and the pool will be built in front in the future.

photo_credit Daniel Ochoa Torres
Daniel Ochoa Torres

This rigorous geometry volume is a compact set of spaces that forms double heights on different levels. The architectural concept of both bodies were resolved into quadrants with a predominance of serving spaces to the southwest and spaces served to the northeast, windows to the north and south, and blind walls to the east and west.

photo_credit Daniel Ochoa Torres
Daniel Ochoa Torres

Compositional language is minimal and rational while constructive procedures respond to local conditions. The result of this first stage is a white cube built with elements whose nature alternates in a binary composition: matter-vacuum, shadow-light, hidden-exposed.

photo_credit Daniel Ochoa Torres
Daniel Ochoa Torres

Polished white elements were used as a passive system against the suffocating climate that seeks to prevent the accumulation of water in the skin, maintaining a lower interior temperature by reflection and eliminating the resistance to the torrent of cross-air from the windows. 

- A ♦ S Centro, Tabasco, September 2021

photo_credit Aldana + Sánchez - Architects
Aldana + Sánchez - Architects
photo_credit Aldana + Sánchez - Architects
Aldana + Sánchez - Architects
photo_credit Aldana + Sánchez - Architects
Aldana + Sánchez - Architects

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