binomio taller studio has restored casa lupita, presenting its classic colonial architecture in merida, mexico. the facade is remodeled to preserve the essence of colonial homes’ elements and place it within the neighborhood’s context. aspects on the front face such as doors and windows are based on the traditional design; horizontal slits represent the vernacular moldings, and the baseboard is reinterpreted using white concrete.
all images courtesy of tamara uribe
binomio taller’s aim was a blending of traditional building methods and modern construction. the original formation houses the social area, comprised by the living room, family room, kitchen, and the artist’s studio. this space establishes visual continuity with the project, erasing the boundaries between interior and exterior.
this project involves the restoration of the old building as well as architectural, interior, furniture and landscape design. the added structure includes the intimate areas, housing two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a roof garden. the terrace and pool served the links between the common, private and outdoor spaces.
terrace & pool
located in merida, yucatan’s historic center, casa lupita pays tribute to the classic colonial architecture of its historic neighborhoods. the conceptual premise of the project is the juxtaposition of colonial and contemporary architecture. the nineteenth century ‘casona’ was restored while the add-on -that was built during the 1960s- was demolished to release the original central patio layout, traditional in this type of building.
patio & casona
name: casa lupita
architect: binomio taller
total floor area: 320 sqm
location: merida, mexico
construction year: 2019
edited by: christina petridou | designboom