Location: La Palma, Tabasco. Mexico
Type: Residential – HousesArchitects: Coutiño & Ponce Architects – http://www.coutinoponce.com
Built area: 375m²
Project Team: Fabian Coutiño – Alicia Ponce
Structural Analysis: William de la Cruz Rodríguez
Project Management: Adrian Sarao Magaña
Photography: Fabian Coutiño
Ponce House is located in a plot of approximately 7.41 acres and it is part of a group of buildings that make up “Quinta Mamá Ali,” which will include four houses, pool area with “palapa”, a small chapel, a playground and a ballroom.
It is located on the outskirts of the city of Villahermosa in the state of Tabasco, in the southeast of Mexico. Without a doubt, a premise for this project was to take into consideration, as much as possible, the natural environment where the house is located.
The project is developed through the design of two perpendicular bodies that house the entire program. The main volume is structured by a passageway that extends 3.75 meters throughout the house, setting the area of the bedrooms in the northeast. This same body in opposite direction defines the service area comprised of kitchen, laundry area, court and maid’s room.
To the northwest lies parking space for three cars and all the spaces that provide services to the house are packed in the extension of this body.
The main facade is almost blind, its southwest location forced the decision to avoid openings, as in the Mexican southeast the incidence of the sun on the spaces that face this direction may make them uninhabitable.