Last year, in 2019, the amazing team of architects at studio Productora completed a gorgeous project in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It was a contemporary house set on a narrow neachfront site surrounded by lush greenery. The house is entirely powered by solar and wind energy and has a very interesting and unusual design but one that also makes tons of sense in the context of its location.
The entire house and also the small tower are cast in organic blue color concrete which reacts to sun exposure and gains a unique patina over time
There are three levels contained within the main structure. The ground floor is actually positioned below the house, the intermediate level which is L-shaped and contains all of the internal living spaces and also a large roof terrace with a pool and a breezy outdoor dining and lounging area. A small separate tower section serves as a multipurpose volume and can be used as a work or mediation space.
The concrete can change color to darker blue or to light pink based on the position within the house and exterior factors
All three levels are connected by a beautiful spiral staircase which doubles as a focal point and a decorative architectural element. This distribution of the spaces creates a very relaxed and airy ambiance all throughout the house. Additionally, it’s also an arrangement which takes advantage of the site conditions, the climate and of course the amazing views. The entire house is elevated on cross-shaped columns and that helps to reduce its environmental impact while also making it possible to enjoy the beautiful panoramas from the upper levels. Large folding panels are installed around the perimeter of the pergolas and terraces and they can offer protection in the event of hurricanes and severe weather.
The spiral staircase which connects all three levels is also made of the same beautiful concreteThis tower can be used as a space for mediation or as a work area whenever requiredAll of the interior living areas are gathered on the intermediate level and seamless expand onto terraces and patiosThe rooftop terrace offers the best views over the Caribbean Sea, the lagoon and the jungle
The tropical surroundings create a very relaxed and invigorating ambiance all throughout the houseThe house as a whole is very open and enjoys cross ventilation and an abundance of natural sunlightLush greenery covers up the entire surrounding area, bringing the jungle right at the doorstepA view below the house reveals the system of columns which support the structureThe interior living areas are connected to a series of open terraces and pergolas with gorgeous views of the immediate surroundingsA series of folding panels can transform the house into a closed box, offering protection from heavy rainfall and hurricanesThe rich wood tones contrast with the light concrete and highlight the tropical design of the houseThe bedrooms are the only spaces with air conditioning within the houseThe house has easy access to the beach and a constant connection to the surrounding outdoor areasThe house is positioned parallel to the beach strip in order to take full advantage of the views