Architect Aarón Carrillo of Carrillo Architects and Associates imagined a stunning cantilevered home built on a trapezoidal plot of land in Temozón, on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Spreading over 1,167 square meters, this cantilevered home was named the Temozón House after its location. The street facade showcases little of what is to be found inside. And when I say inside, I mean in this captivating indoor-outdoor environment.
Because the Temozón House promotes a lifestyle that is lived both inside and outside. The expansive use of windows maintains a permanent visual connection. On the other side, the cantilevering upper floor protects the inhabitant’s privacy.
Initially designing a home with an L-shaped floor-plan, architects took a better look at the possibilities and changed the result. They figured it was better to build one of the corridors at a 45 degree angle so that it uses wind power to naturally aerate interior spaces. This was a great solution as it embeds the garden inside now and creates more space outdoors.
According to Carrillo Architects and Associates, the corridor was eventually divided into two areas: “the first is located in a solid volume cantilevered above the ground; it houses the private area and shelters the social area, comprised by a series of terraces at different levels to define a spatial hierarchy.” Measuring 60 meters long facing east and 39 meters long facing north, the property is large enough for even the most claustrophobic of us.
As we browse photographs by David Cervera, the Temozón House reveals itself from almost every angle. We are lucky to have access to such inspiring architecture and have everyone embed creative ideas into their next design projects. What do you think you would feel like living here? We’d love to know what you liked best, so