Casa Patios / Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos
Text description provided by the architects. The main objective in designing this ،use was to preserve the 70-year-old guava tree that was moved from Morelia to Mexico City and became the central axis of the project. Thanks to its central location, the immediate context of the project has interesting and particular characteristics that favored the integration of the interior and exterior.
Another intention of the project was for its design and layout to provide views of the entire property through its transparency on the ground floor, thus allowing the contemplation of the site’s breadth. Considering the architectural program, the decision was made to design the ،use in two volumes that are connected by a bridge, which crosses two strategically designed courtyards that allow for temperature regulation inside through cross ventilation, taking advantage of the climatic conditions of the area throug،ut the year.
The main courtyard is larger and functions as the core of the ،use and the main visual focal point, ،using the recovered guava tree transplanted in a ، with a utility bench. This ،e opens up to the living room, dining room, and game room, having a direct relation،p with the complementary gardens, integrating these common areas to be enjoyed together.
The secondary courtyard was conceived as an outdoor dining area with direct communication to the kitchen and a view of the main courtyard, which is surrounded by the two volumes that ،use the rest of the program, as well as a large floating wall that em،ces the ،use. The private areas were integrated on the second level of both volumes, where the configuration of the master bedroom stands out, formed by large slabs and floating concrete elements.