Zicatela house is a small weekend house located on top of a hill in front of Zicatela beach, next to Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
▼建筑外观，exterior view © Rory Gardiner
▼混凝土体块，the concrete volume © Rory Gardiner
▼立面上的旋转门，the revolving door on the facade © Rory Gardiner
The house was designed with one main purpose : to give the owner the oportunity to leave Mexico City to make a break with the megalopolis and urban habits, by coming to get some rest and relax while enjoying the heat of the Mexican coast and the peaceful light of Oaxaca.
▼房屋内部视角，the interior view © Rory Gardiner
▼楼梯环绕的庭院空间，the courtyard surrounded by stairs © Rory Gardiner
▼通透的起居空间，the open living room © Rory Gardiner
▼滑动屏风围合起居空间，enclosing the living space by sliding screens © Rory Gardiner
▼楼梯通向屋顶露台，the stairs leading to the roof garden © Rory Gardiner
▼楼梯下的房间，space under the stairs © Rory Gardiner
This house responds to a double landscape, on one side in the background the beach and the sea, on the other side the mountains and agave fields, the plant from which is made mezcal and tequila. This project has a very interesting personality of being a countryside house next to the sea, instead of a beach house.
▼从起居空间看向水池庭院，view of the pool from the living room © Rory Gardiner
▼环绕房间的折线水池，the zigzag pool surrounding the room © Rory Gardiner
The house is based on this duality, the duality of its surroundings and it’s able to repond to the mountains and be protective as a fortress as well as a widely open space; giving you the feeling to live outside in a garden, making the border between in and out dissapear.
▼水池边的休憩平台，recreation platform by the pool © Rory Gardiner
▼水池局部，details © Rory Gardiner
Zicatela house is built on a small 300 m2 plot, using a typology of defensive architecture, where a wall surrounds the terrain completely, helping create an 100% controlled area on the inside, turning it into an open-sky fortress, with only one main view towards the sky, the only permanent element in time.
▼越过水池看卧室，view of the room over the pool © Rory Gardiner
▼卧室，the room © Rory Gardiner
▼洗浴空间，the bath space © Rory Gardiner
The house is a bunker on the outside, one of those massive concrete structures i used to see in Normandy -where i was born- , protecting a mexican pyramid on the inside, one of those i use to see when i travel around in Mexico, the country where it´s been 10 years now i live and work.
▼局部，details © Rory Gardiner
▼光影，light and shadow © Rory Gardiner
▼首层平面，the first floor plan © Ludwig Godefroy Architecture
▼屋顶平面，the roof plan © Ludwig Godefroy Architecture
▼剖面AB，section AB © Ludwig Godefroy Architecture
▼剖面CD，section CD © Ludwig Godefroy Architecture
Project Name: Casa Zicatela
Architecture Office: Ludwig Godefroy Architecture
Contact email: email@example.com
Country of Office: Mexico
Constructed area: 200 m2
Location: Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
Architecture: Ludwig Godefroy
Photography Credits: Rory Gardiner
Photographer Website: www.rory-gardiner.com
Photographer E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org