Paul Cremoux Studio | La Caracola seashore house
Located at Tres Vidas Golf Course seashore of the Pacific Ocean, the house is integrated by a set of boxes that are displayed in order to enjoy a variety of different views. The heart of the house remains as an open central space which gathers the ground level deck and the swimming pool area. These four boxes integrate indoors and outdoors, relating private areas with the public ones. Designed to produce large overhangs, concrete boxes act as grate shaders ideal for this tropical climate.
A small patio plaza receives the visitor at the ground floor, where two guest rooms, the pool and lower deck and the library, are located. The Kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and another guest accommodation are on the first floor.The boundary between the private plot and the Gulf Course is lost. This idea of “a none identify limit” provoke amplitude landscape vision reading strategy. And the house is to be perceived as being inside the gulf course. The main landscape layout is composed by a grid of superimposed transversal lines, which achieve the effect of vegetation planes framing the construction.
The Master bedroom is an elevated structural concrete tube supported by two rectangular column points, by doing this, the bedrooms main area is divided in two, creating open space that performs as a large observatory deck.
Making shadow areas and cross ventilation is of paramount importance to respond to the vey heat and humid conditions of the seashore. The pool is treated as a sole plan or a rug, making a poetic apparition into the gulf course a main element of landscape and recreation.
Location: Tres Vidas Gulf Course, Guerrero, Mexico Architect: Paul Cremoux Studio
Project Manager: Iñaki Echeverria
Pool Pattern Design: Greta Hauser & Iñaki Echeverria
Special Design furniture: Greta Hauser
Built area: 536m2
Owner: Privet or on demand
Photos: by PCW and Roberto Beltran Design: 2004, finish built 2010-11