Designed by Mexican architect Roman Gonzalez Jaramillo of Taller de Construccion, this single-story contemporary residence is located in Cholul, Yucatan, Mexico. It is called Gershenson House and it is located on a 2,000-sq.m. (over 21,500-sq.ft.) parcel, which includes a pond beautifully landscaped gardens.
It was built for a retired couple who wanted a home that could ensure both privacy and a seamless connection with nature. The project consists of three main volumes, each one with its separate functionality (private, social, service), but all flawlessly interconnected. The owners wanted all materials to be reutilized for their home. All rocks that were extracted during excavations were used in walls and different design details.
For an even more accentuated connection with the surroundings, nature was allowed to creep into the architecture, thus disrupting its flow in a very refreshing manner. The indoor-outdoor interplay is continuous throughout the project, and this perfectly responds to the owners’ desire.
Photos by: Pepe Molina