Casa Akúun by Arkham Tasks

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Spanning virtually seventy meters in size, ‘Casa Akúun’ is a one-story non-public residence sited in Yucatan, Mexico. Native studio Arkham Tasks, alongside GCW architects, has accomplished the dwelling as a easy quantity unfold over one stage and outlined by two horizontal planes: the ground and the roof.

With the intention of harmonizing inside residing with the outside panorama, the facades are left completely open to the north and south — introducing loads of daylight and pure air flow throughout all areas whereas framing a number of views of close by vegetation which offers absolute privateness for customers always. Equally reflecting that interior-exterior concord is a big tree species situated in a semi-open patio, nearly dividing the home in half.

Format-wise, Arkham Tasks and GCW Architects integrated three routes to make sure full entry from reverse ends of ‘Casa Akúun’. The primary entry sits on the southwest finish, surrounded by vegetation and designed for day-to-day use; it welcomes house owners right into a inexperienced passageway that results in the storage and personal areas of the home.

The second entry level is reserved for public use and may be reached from the north-eastern facet. This route ends with a big Pich (Guanacaste tree) planted subsequent to the entry esplanade, the outer anteroom of the social area. ‘Though Akúun is a home that invitations you to stroll via all of it, the separation of entry factors provides you the liberty to do the other,’ notes the architects.

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Images by Yoshihiro Koitani

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– by Matt Watts