Casa Cosmos is a concrete retreat positioned in Oaxaca, Mexico, designed in 2019 by S-AR.
Casa Cosmos is a small home positioned close by Puerto Escondido on the Pacific coast of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
The home consists by three primary components.
The primary factor is a middle or arduous nucleus, constructed with concrete slabs and columns with a brutal end. It shelters the liveable area underneath the roof: a decreased program that features one bed room, kitchen-dinning room, residing and loo. Every of 1 occupies a quadrant of an nearly excellent squared ground plan.
The second factor is an exterior grid product of concrete beams and columns with a easy end. They’re related to the central nucleus which permits the extension of actions of the entire home to the outside. Producing patios, terraces, perimetral circulation and a pond. This modifies the notion of the actual dimension by the expertise of inhabiting the home.
The third factor is the roof that features as a lookout in the direction of the panorama. It holds a water mirror for studying the celebs, constellations and the cosmos that encompass us at evening.
The home has a powerful relation with the panorama by way of a pores and skin of a mechanical wood lattice, which additionally protects the home when not in use and can present completely different ranges of privateness when inhabited. The outer concrete grid embraces and incorporates the prevailing vegetation, making the factors between structure and panorama undefined and remodeled by the seasons, blooming and makes use of that the inhabitants will give to the construction.
The constructive system is predicated on a grid of columns and beams of 20cm x 20cm positioned to kind inside areas of 4.10m x 4.80m and exterior ones of two.60m x 2.60m, 2.60m x 4.10m and a couple of.60m x 4.80 m.
The result’s a home of 78.7m2 inside and 100 m2 complete counting the world coated by the outside construction of the home.
One of many primary design concepts of the home is using the construction in a reticular kind that would reply to its scenario inside a seismic space. This fashion it will reply after telluric actions coming from any route. In the identical method, the collection of supplies present rigidity, sturdiness and low upkeep to the home. Using wooden makes the area really feel heat, and provides temporality as it’ll change over time. Seen this manner, the home is a technique of transformation associated to the positioning, its vegetation, seasons, constellations, and surrounding nature.
Using native supplies, of low upkeep, sturdiness and the rational understanding in its use is likely one of the foundation of the design. Mainly there are two supplies to construct the home. Concrete (constructive system extremely utilized by Mexican structure) that gives structural resistance for the seismic zone, excessive sturdiness, financial system and low upkeep. Wooden (from the endemic tree macuil) that gives flexibility on the enclosures, human scale, and the connection of the home with its quick environment, not solely by way of the views but additionally by way of temperature, sound and wind.
All of the water derived for the utilization of the home is filtered by a cistern of sand and stones. Using pure soaps and shampoos are promoted in purpose to maintain the water freed from air pollution. Throughout rain season the water from the roof is captured and redirected by a single waterfall. The thought is to retailer it and use it for the rising of the gardens within the outer perimeter of the home.
As a home designed for a distant place far-off from the town, using current native assets was of nice significance. Not solely the fabric assets, however the human ones. The human creativity was a relentless throughout the constructing technique of the home. Your entire development group was shaped by native operators. They have been skilled by way of fixed constructive trials of the completely different makes use of of concrete. Construction, partitions, flooring and different finishes have been made this manner. The woodwork was made by native artisans who developed the mechanical opening and motion of the wood doorways and shutters. This contributes to the expansion of the native crafting and enriches structure itself. The ultimate outcome comes from the collaboration between native labor and designers.
Images by Camila Cossío, Claudio Sodi
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