Casa Z | Zozaya Arquitectos

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo / Mexico / 2018

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Casa Z is located on one of the highest hills in Zihuatanejo, on a trapezoidal land with an area of ​​500 m2. The surface of the land is irregular, the main access being on the upper part of the land. The main concept of the project was to create a minimalist house with rich social spaces where users could enjoy the panoramic views and the climate of the region. Three levels are proposed composed of two volumes that would be staggered to take advantage and respect the topography.


The central volume of the house consists of two juxtaposed rectangular volumes composed of twenty-five centimeters thick walls. The upper rectangular volume has the function of master bedroom, this space frames the view and creates the sensation of being flying in the air due the altitude. The street facade uses a double skin façade made up of vertical bamboo, generating privacy and solar protection to the room.


The intermediate level of the house has the main function of social area, from this level you can descend to access the terrace and pool area. The infinity pool reflects the panoramic view and ocean on the water successfully giving the sensation of flow.


The architectural piece uses essential materials such as concrete, steel, local limestone and bamboo. This mix of materials and local construction techniques gives the house a strong modern and tropical personality, successfully adapting to its context and being in harmony with nature.


Leader of Design & Project: Architect, Daniel Zozaya Valdés


Project's Team: Enrique Zozaya, Ángel Sotelo, Luis Alonso, José Antonio Vázquez, Ana Karen Cadena, Esthela Valenzuela.


Location of Project: Zihuatanejo, México.


Construction Company: Zozaya Arquitectos


Structural Design: Omar Hernández


Year of completion: 2018


Área: 470 m2


Photography: Rafael Gamo


 


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Casa Z se encuentra en uno de los cerros más altos de Zihuatanejo en un terreno de forma trapezoidal con un área de 500 m2.  La superficie del terreno es irregular, teniendo el acceso por la parte alta del terreno. El elemento central del proyecto era crear una casa minimalista con ricos espacios sociales donde los usuarios gozaran de las vistas panorámicas y el clima de la región. Se proponen tres niveles compuestos por dos volúmenes que se irían terrazeando para aprovechar y respetar la topografía.


El volumen central de la casa consta de dos volúmenes rectangulares yuxtapuestos compuestos por muros de veinticinco centímetros de espesor. El volumen rectangular superior tiene la función de recamara principal, esta enmarca la vista y crea la sensación de estar flotando en el aire. La fachada posterior que da a la calle es protegida por una celosía compuesta por bambús verticales logrando generar privacidad y protección solar a la habitación.


El nivel intermedio de la casa tiene la función de área social, desde este nivel uno desciende para acceder a la terraza y alberca volada que refleja la vista panorámica sobre el agua logrando unir el horizonte.


La pieza arquitectónica utiliza materiales esenciales como el concreto, acero, piedra braza y bambú. Esta mezcla de materiales y técnicas locales de construcción logra darle a la casa una fuerte personalidad moderna y a la vez tropical, adaptándose a su contexto y estando en armonía con la naturaleza.

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    Casa Z is located on one of the highest hills in Zihuatanejo, on a trapezoidal land with an area of ​​500 m2. The surface of the land is irregular, the main access being on the upper part of the land. The main concept of the project was to create a minimalist house with rich social spaces where users could enjoy the panoramic views and the climate of the region. Three levels are proposed composed of two volumes that would be staggered to take advantage and respect the topography. The central...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design
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