H. Ponce Arquitectos completed the design and development of B+H 45 Residence, a challenging project located in the historical center of Merida in Yucatan, Mexico. Complying with the local building legislation meant preserving original masonry walls and the reinforced concrete slabs on the site. According to the architects, the proposed new materials include gray and white exposed concrete and wood with a walnut finish.
Mosaics recovered from several works by H. Ponce Architects were used to create a vivid wall, the highlight of the interior design scheme. The home’s color palette is “composed of neutral tones like warm light gray and oyster white, in order to give prominence to the wall mosaic, the furniture and vegetation,” the architects said.
The layout of the project was planned in close connection with the outdoors, according to the firm: “The ground floor consists of a main hall, wine cellar, guest bathroom and double-height indoor garden [as well as a] living room, dining room and kitchen. The garden area has a spectacular ramon tree, which was there already, allowing unparalleled views and an outdoor terrace and pool. Upstairs is the private area, consisting of two bedrooms, each with a bathroom, connected by a bridge with views of the central garden.”