Located in Punta Mita, in the Riviera Nayarit area of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, the project is a beach retreat for an unconventional couple. The brief required the design to move away from the stereotypical regionalistic style of Mexican beachhouses, instead reflecting the unique lifestyle of its future dwellers. Both owners were an active part of the desing process, she, a designer, with her immense talent put her stamp on furniture and interior design; and him, a sculptor, gives shape to ideas with his technical creativity.
The house is structured in three volumes: the entrance volume contains service areas as well as a double-height workshop; the main volume houses the public and private living areas; the third volume houses an open terrace next to the sea. Starting from the entrance volume, a connecting axis of solid wooden timbers spans the length of the property all the way to the sea, linking all the different volumes. This wooden pathway passes next to the main volume which floats over a bed of volcanic rock.
The main volume’s ground floor is an open and continuous area where driven by a complete integration with the immediate surroundings; here you find the kitchen and living room. The upper floor is divided in two areas with independent access for each: the main suite, which has an open air bath area, and the guest areas with two guest suites. The upper floor areas are accessed through mirrored stairways in a triple-height area.
Polished concrete, parota wood, stainless steel, natural stone, and a carefully curated selection of furniture make this beach front property a unique residence.Location: Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico Architect: Elías Rizo Arquitectos | Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez Collaborators: Carlos Miramontes, Jenny Mora , Paola Hernández, Jenny Camarena, Alma Osnaya, Roberto Contreras, Gabriela Chávez, Rigo González Project name: Casa La Punta Interior Design: Colectivo Sur Specialized design: Alejandro Varela Constructor: Ing. Juan Cuevas
Structural engineering: Ing. Rafael Robles
Landscape: Jorge del Real
Ventanería/Cancelería: Sergio González – Kömmerling Project year: 2011 – 2012 Project area: 795 m2 Photography: Marcos García