Lupita House

© Tamara Uribe

LUPITA HOUSE

Binomio Taller

AREA
320 m²

ARCHITECTS
Binomio Taller

YEAR
2019

MANUFACTURERS
Autodesk, Green-b, Grupo Tenerife, Grupo Vitrum, Joma Carpintería, Mosaicos La Peninsular, Trimble

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Maya Ruz Baker, Raquel Rodríguez Rivas

ENGINEERING
Aedis Ingeniería

COLLABORATORS
Maya Ruz, Raquel Rodríguez, Carlos Sarzo, Daniel Moguel, Alejandro Ramírez, Grupo Vitrum, Joma Carpintería, Green-b

LOCATION
Merida, Mexico

CATEGORY
Restoration, House Interiors, Detail

Located in Merida, Yucatan’s Historic Center, Casa Lupita pays tribute to the classic colonial architecture of its historic neighborhoods.

This project involved restoration as well as architectural, interior, furniture and landscape design.

© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

The conceptual premise of the project is the juxtaposition of colonial and contemporary architecture.

The nineteenth century “casona” was restored, the add-on that was built during the 1960s was demolished to give way to the original central patio layout, traditional in this type of building.

© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

The original construction houses the social area, comprised by the living room, family room, kitchen and the artist’s studio.

This space establishes visual continuity with the project, erasing the boundaries between interior and exterior.

© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

The facade was remodeled to preserve the essence of the elements of colonial homes of the time, and place it within the context of the neighborhood: doors and windows are based on the traditional design, the traditional moldings are represented by horizontal slits and the baseboard is reinterpreted using white concrete.

The terraceand pool are the link between the social, private and outdoor areas.

© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe

The new construction comprises the private areas, housing two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a private roofgarden.


© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe
© Tamara Uribe


Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section


Ground Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan


Facade