Mexican practice RIA Architectural Studio Completed residency in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico. This home complements an urban facade the architects have had the opportunity to create over the course of three years.
This facade consists of four projects by the studio. As the latter oriented towards the western axis of the development’s central block, the studio was concerned with using a warmer color scheme and more closed volume than the rest of the homes as an exercise to obtain a different effect on three other contiguous ones.
a project Without specific users at the design moment, but with a clear goal: “improve the urban image of the immediate context, inviting the rest of the neighbors to make modest designs,” the studio said.
“We have always kept the financial needs of our customers and developers in mind,” the studio added.
Therefore, the architects began to implement strategies with homogeneous positions in relation to the local and international market, given its location in one of the most attractive areas of Mexico for real estate investment in recent years. According to our view, this proposal acts as a ready-made blank canvas for the design.
A design exercise that allowed us to reinterpret the same architectural program four times, with its endorsement in architecture: “Changing the order of factors changes the product.”
A quiet facade that shows you little of what is happening inside, building techniques dominated by local workers, a social area without programmatic boundaries adapted to the needs of the people who live there, a series of double heights and the constant promotion of coexistence between residents.
Right from the start of the process, we had a quote from Alejandro de la Sota: “Give a rabbit with a kitten,” to give more than the market expected. To be simple, logical and practical in all our decisions, and to show architectural plans balanced from reading them.
Casa Verónica is warmth, intimacy and coexistence, a timeless architecture that seeks personalization, the essence of experiences hinged on a water feature that loosens the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Create dynamic, well-defined local spaces that are flexible to changes that future owners may wish to implement.
Ground floor plan
Level 1 plan
Level 2 plan
Facts about the project
design year: 2019
Completion of the year: 2021
a description: new construction
Site: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico.
Built area: 222.60 square meters
Land area: 222.48 square meters
General engineering: RIA Architectural Studio
project team: Francisco Gonzalez, Javier Espinosa de los Monteros, Adolfo de la Torre
client: DMAR (Private Developer)
All photos © Cesar Bejar.
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