Architects : Gustavo Carmona + Lisa Beltrán

Location : Mérida, Yucatán.

Project : 2013

Construction: 2014

Area : 996.5 m2

Collaboration : Karla Uribe, Gustavo Xoxotla, Raybel Cueva

Photography : Onnis Luque y Jaime Navarro

The project sits within the garden premises of a historic 20th century eclectic house in Merida, Yucatan, considered national heritage and currently a museum.

The solution was a pavilion made of 36 slim columns that form a C shape promenade supporting a 6” thin, knife-edged canopy. The columns relate to the trees that surround the property and the balconies of the house. The roof reinforces the presence of the “emptied” space below contrasting with the solid nature of the house and connecting with the garden to its sides. The roof frames the sky converting it into a continuous phenomenological factor during the gatherings at any time of the day.

The simple and evident tectonics create a language that dialogues between two epochs while providing limits and a sense of place for a space that would previously obviate the existence of the house.