Casona Los Cedros Resort/ Laura Lecué – Collectif como
Textual content description supplied by the architects. CASONA LOS CEDROS is at the start an architectural undertaking of integral rehabilitation of an outdated constructing, which was the house of an Espita household earlier than being deserted for thirty years. At the moment it homes the reception of the boutique resort CEDROS and the CASONA restaurant.
All the time with a way of element and respect for native supplies, the eight rooms, the swimming pool, and the restaurant with its coated terrace, with its up to date structure, are built-in into the tropical backyard and dialogue with the normal structure of the outdated colonial constructing.
For the renovation of the outdated half, we have now used conventional supplies and strategies. Stone, pure fiber, pixoy, chukum, licensed wooden, and lime make up the palette of supplies. Additionally used within the new building, these supplies create an aesthetic dialogue between the outdated and the up to date.
The undertaking blends harmoniously into the village of Espita because of native craftsmanship and high quality supplies. The masons and carpenters relied on conventional and environment-friendly strategies, particularly utilizing native and pure supplies.
Native craftsmanship is on the coronary heart of the undertaking: the bejuco lamps are woven by Mango, the embroidered textiles are made by Marta, residents of Espita, and the furnishings is made by the village carpenters.
The outdated home, situated on the nook of the road, had been deserted for greater than 30 years and was in very poor situation. The 2 essential volumes on the entrance of the home not had a roof, which broken the woodwork and a few of the inside stucco.
Step one was to take away all of the concrete parts that had been added through the years to revive the constructing. New chukum-based finishes had been added to the prevailing finishes, new cedar wooden home windows had been made in Espita, and a cement mosaic flooring, typical of the Yucatan, was added so as to add a contact of colour to the pure tones of the constructing.
The backyard, which had additionally been deserted for years, was full of timber and vegetation. The architectural undertaking consisted of integrating the timber with out having to chop them down.
The vegetation and its tall timber are an integral a part of the undertaking, and every constructed factor surrounds and enhances the vegetation. The visible limitations, to creating intimacy between the rooms, are created by the vegetation.
The bedrooms have a big window overlooking the greenery, and every rest room has its personal patio to supply a lightweight effectively and a contact of greenery.
As for the infinity pool, it’s situated within the middle of the undertaking, from the doorway you possibly can see the pool, within the perspective of the door. It’s surrounded by timber and at evening the branches of the timber are mirrored within the water mirror, blurring the boundary between actuality and reflection.