architecture firm workshop: diseño y construcción has realized ‘casa hannah’, a private vacation residence situated in yucatán, mexico. constructed with local materials, the studio-type dwelling intends to create sensations of spaciousness and comfort, within a living environment reminiscent of regional traditional architecture.
all images courtesy of workshop: diseño y construcción
upon entering the house by workshop: diseño y construcción, guests are welcomed by a small kitchen area with pasta tile accents, that integrates into a dining room for two. this double-height space invites occupants to enjoy the views of the gardens, where a small ‘chukum’ pool surrounds the terrace, creating an ideal atmosphere for enjoying the warm climate. at the end of the lot, the service area is hidden behind an old colonial door and a stone façade, which serves as a focal point to the terrace.
the only bedroom of the house is located in the mezzanine above the kitchen. it includes a complete bathroom facing a small garden, where the lattices of the facade allow the prevailing north winds to travel through the house. from the bedroom, there is a privileged view towards the treetops from the patios of the adjoining dwellings, which are representative of the traditional neighborhood.
through the use of traditional materials and the incorporation of contemporary elements, the design generates an original living environment that still reminds of the long-established regional architecture. the transparent glass materiality, the neutral color palette, the wooden furniture, and the vegetation that is distributed throughout the interior, create an atmosphere of freshness in this little tropical corner.
name: casa hannah
architecture office: workshop, diseño y construcción
location: yucatán, mexico