Casa del Lago, Mérida, México

墨西哥梅里達 湖畔屋

Casa del Lago is a detached house located within a real estate development where all its lots adjoin a water body in their backyards.The users are a multicultural couple of mature adults. The objective of the project was that the house will take advantage of the characteristics of the complex and that the open spaces will be part of the dynamics of daily use.


湖畔屋(Casa del Lago)是一間獨棟住宅,位於一處所有建築案之後院都與水域相鄰的房地產開發區內。屋主為一對多元文化伴侶,建築案設計目標在善用建築的特點,並將開放空間設定為日常生活動態的一部分。

The building is tucked away from the public road, generating a pocket park on one of its sides. In this one there is an access threshold defined by an old restored door. When crossing it, the open public areas composed by the pool, ponds, paved and green areas are deployed, whose diagonal disposition towards the opposite limit of the property generates a visual effect that brings the body of water from the complex closer to the passer-by, with which you can have an initial interaction without having to go through closed spaces. 



The construction consists of a double height social area (living and dining room), kitchen, guest bathroom, laundry area, roofed garage, and a master bedroom with terrace, walk-in closet and bathroom. The upper floor consists of a "tapanco" connected to the social area that functions as a guest bedroom, a bathroom, machine room and 3 open terraces as growth reserves for commercial purposes. The interior floors are concrete, as well as the precast plates on site with which fixed furniture and vertical shades were assembled. All walls and low ceilings have a burnished waterproof cement-based stucco. The floors of the terraces and exterior pavements are made of anti-skid rough concrete. The windows were placed in such a way as to emphasize the connection between the interior and the exterior. 




The landscape project integrates pre-existing trees with endemic species and ornamental plants of the owners. The interior design was raised from the idea of working with the inhabitant's personality and therefore facilitate their appropriation, so the spaces should serve as canvases for the various elements that would be introduced when moving in their home.



Project Team:Carlos Patrón Ibarra.Alejandro Patrón Sansor.Ana Patrón Ibarra.Estefanía Rivero Janssen.Joaquín Muñoz Olivera
Character of Space:House
Total Floor Area:525 m²
Building Area:220 m²
Location:Mérida, México
Photos:Leo Espinosa
Aerial Photos: Alejandro Patrón
Interview:Rowena Liu
Text:TACO taller de arquitectura contextual
Collator:Rita Lee


設計團隊:卡洛斯.帕特羅.巴拉 亞歷杭德羅.帕特羅.桑赦 安那.帕特羅.巴拉 埃斯特凡尼亞.瑞福.讓生 華金.穆諾.奧利維拉