Taller Estilo Arquitectura, Naked House, Mexico, narrow building, green architecture, natural ventilation, swimming pool, air chimney, green wall, natural building materials, reused building materials

The house is located on a narrow plot in Mérida, Mexico, occupying a “residue” urban space that required a smart solution for daylighting and ventilation. Passive sustainable features are an integral part of the design. The architects treated the service area on the west side as a barrier that separates the house from the northern boundary, leaving a 2-feet “air chimney” that facilitates natural ventilation. The pool located in the back garden cools the air before traversing the house. Residents can control the flow and volume of air by closing and opening the sliding glass doors on the east facade.

Taller Estilo Arquitectura, Naked House, Mexico, narrow building, green architecture, natural ventilation, swimming pool, air chimney, green wall, natural building materials, reused building materials

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A green wall to the west reinforced the thermal barrier, while permaculture planters prevent the overheating of the access area. The material palette is largely determined by the construction and structural elements, which are mostly exposed.

+ Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Via Archdaily

Photos by David Cervera