The Customer requirements are to have a shop on ground floor, house ground floor and first level and 2 Lofts on 2nd Level. The development project is a scheme conceptualized in “L” to have the largest private garden area as possible for the client’s home. Bioclimatic project is 100% adapted to the climate of Playa del Carmen, with passive solar protection and natural cross ventilation. The house opens to the garden / courtyard outside enabling integration. The building has independent access in front up at 2 lofts.
The house is designed with bioclimatic and ecological criteria.
SOLAR PASIVE DESIGN: The scheme in “L” is located on the west to close the facade during the warmest face. The front facade faces north-east allowing natural light to enter indirectly. The south facade is protected of the sun from all day by a double height “pergola”.
NATURAL VENTILATION DESIGN: The house with the middle patio, opens spaces in the 2 ends making it more cross ventilated with fresh winds from the south-east. The upper corridor is open to the outside allowing the free passage of air to the rooms.
REGIONAL MATERIALS: The house is designed with regional and local materials such as Limestone, Wood, Concrete block and painted white to reflect sunlight irradiation.
RAINWATER HARVESTING: It will collect rainwater from the roof and stored in water tanks for used for toilets and irrigation of landscaping.
GREY WATER SEPARATION: Greywater is separated and treated with a “Biodigestor” tank for later use for irrigation through an absorption channel or wetland.
COMPOST: It will be created a compost for organic kitchen waste, dry leafs, grass cutting litter to get black dirt for gardening.
Location: Calle 48 Norte, Playa del Carmen, México
Architect: sanzpont [arquitectura]
Surface area: 300 sqm
Project year: 2010