Casa Patios by Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos in Mexico City

Project: Casa Patios
Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos
Mexico City, Mexico
12, 916 sf
Year: 2023
Photographs by:
Jaime Navarro

Casa Patios by Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos

Embracing the past and the present in an architectural dance, let’s step into the realm of the Guava Tree House. Central to this design is a majestic 70-year-old guava tree, a living legacy from Morelia to Mexico City, intertwining history with innovation. Crafted to seamlessly blur the lines between inside and out, the residence’s transparency on the ground level paints a canvas of the sprawling property.

Divided into dual volumes bridged together, the structure harnesses cross breezes through strategically placed courtyards, orchestrating a natural temperature dance year-round. The guava tree takes center stage in the main courtyard, knitting together communal spaces and gardens. An outdoor dining sanctuary thrives in the secondary courtyard, while the upper levels cocoon private realms, with the master bedroom a suspended masterpiece of concrete and slabs. With the Guava Tree House, tradition, functionality, and architectural marvel converge in a symphony that resonates through time.

The main objective in designing this house 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 house 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 throughout the year.

The main courtyard is larger and functions as the core of the house and the main visual focal point, housing the recovered guava tree transplanted in a pot with a utility bench. This space opens up to the living room, dining room, and game room, having a direct relationship 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 house the rest of the program, as well as a large floating wall that embraces the house. 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.

Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos


Tags: contemporary, courtyard, exterior, garden, interior, luxury, Mexico City, modern, Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos

Author: Fidan Jovanov

Fidan Jovanov

A young enthusiast with a passion for home decor and architecture, I love writing articles that inspire and guide readers in transforming their spaces into stylish, functional, and beautiful environments.


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