In 2015 Mexican Architecture firms CoA Arquitectura and Estudio Macias Peredo completed the Chacala House in Jalisco. Enhancing the surrounding vegetation and beautiful views, a modular grid of concrete columns and beams acts as a skeleton that orders and qualifies the spaces blending the exterior with the interior.
Chacala House Technical Information
- Architects: CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macias Peredo
- Design Team: Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina, Magui Peredo Arenas, Salvador Macías Corona
- Location: Chacalilla, Jalisco, Mexico
- Topics: Concrete, Wood,Mexican Houses, Beach House
- Area: 380 m2
- Project Year: 2012 – 2014
- Photographs: © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina, © Fábrica de Arquitectura, © Onnis Luque
The house can live as closed or open as you want, allowing you to enjoy the sea breeze and vegetation that seeks to introduce the jungle immediate context by a rich variety of species.
– CoA Architects
Chacala House Photographs
Text by the Architects
The project was a rest house which includes the social areas and master bedroom on the ground floor overlooking the sea, four bedrooms to accommodate the family and service areas.
A huge fig tree, a palm tree, and visual openings to the sea were the house’s conditioning.
The palm serves to confine a courtyard entrance where vegetation dialogues with the apparent structure. They welcome and announce the theme of the whole house: a grid of columns and beams like a skeleton that modulates, orders, delimits, and qualifies the different spaces.
The main enclosure conforms a palapa that houses an open living and dining room, adjoining a pool that serves the auction house, diluting its border with the ocean horizon.
The palapa is complemented on one side by a patio deck on the axis marked by the fig tree, followed by another backyard that introduces light and vegetation to the family room area. The bedroom is located at the beginning of the same axis, and through the sequence of courtyards, you also enjoy the scenery without losing your privacy.
A semi-open staircase leads to the four bedrooms upstairs modulated under the same order and thatched by two palapas, which generate a double-height housing the bath with a timber closure on which a loft is enabled.
The house can live as closed or open as you want, allowing you to enjoy the sea breeze and vegetation that seeks to introduce the immediate jungle context by a wide variety of species.
The transparent materials, palapas, and wood is aimed to produce a “natural and relaxed” atmosphere.
This is a house to live, to see, to relax, or simply be.
Chacala House Plans
Chacala House Image Gallery
About CoA arquitectura
CoA is a Mexican architecture based in Guadalajara. The studio approaches architecture as a craft connected to tradition and works in constant experimentation with materials and construction techniques.
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About Estudio Macias Peredo
Estudio Macías Peredo arquitectos is an architectural practice based in Guadalajara, Mexico. The studio was founded in 2012 by Salvador Macías Corona and Magui Peredo Arenas and emphasises regional work and craftsmanship.
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