Designed by Ricardo Yslas Gamez Arquitectos, 2022 LOOP Design Awards winner Casa Patios is located in Mexico City. The office describes the project as follows:
The main objective when designing this house was to preserve the 70-year-old quava tree that moved from Morelia to Mexico City and that became the central axis of the project.
Thanks to its central location, the immediate context of the project has characteristics interesting and particular, which favored interior-exterior integration. Another of the intentions of the project was that through its design and distribution it will grant views of the entire land through its transparency on the ground floor, thus allowing the contemplation of the amplitude of the site. Considering the program architectural, the decision was made to design the house in two volumes that join by a bridge, which crosses two strategically designed courtyards, these allow the temperature regulation inside through cross ventilation; taking advantage weather conditions in the area throughout the year.
The main patio is wider, it functions as the nucleus of the house and the main finish visual, housing the guava tree recovered and transplanted in a pot with utility bank. This space opens to the living room, dining room and game room; having a direct relationship with the complementary gardens, integrating these areas common to be enjoyed together.
The secondary courtyard was conceived as an outdoor dining room with direct communication to the kitchen and overlooking the main patio, which is surrounded by the two volumes that they house the rest of the program, as well as by a large floating wall that embraces the house.
The private areas were integrated into the second level of both volumes, where highlights the configuration of the main bedroom made up of large slabs and floating concrete elements.