Punta Ixtapa is a project located in Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, which is carefully inserted into the site and its surroundings. The design takes full advantage of the topography of the land, views, vegetation, cross ventilation, natural light and orientation. From the analysis and consideration of each of these elements, a series of spaces was articulated according to an architectural program, which have a direct contact with the exterior, seeking privacy with the neighbors.
The orientation of each space was an important factor to consider the solar incidence. The different covers and use of sliding lattices allow greater privacy and create shaded spaces that give a greater comfort. This is why an integral part of this project is the design of the landscape, which generates a marked transition between building and nature.
The main area of the house and coexistence visually extends to the sea. The warm climate of the region allows to open the spaces and do without enclosures in this area, which allows to enjoy the open air and the vegetation that surrounds / frames it. This space is achieved by a metal structure and wood that make up a pergola, which gives it warmth and integrates an aesthetic with the place. The various sunken rooms generated with the topography create different environments related to each other with the environment.
The material of the house was chosen to have a congruence with this area of the Mexican Pacific. Materials like Tepeaca marble, wood, parota and stone from the region were used.
Juan Carlos Cano talks about the architecture of Manuel Cervantes: “The order and the rigor in the constructive process, the modulation, the use of suitable materials for each work, the adaptation to the topography or to the specific urban circumstances. The use of wood and vegetation, the topographical adaptation to the landscape, become the starting points for the design exercise”.
Photos: Rafael Gamo