Pabellon 3E: Architecture for All

In Architecture & Design by Suzanne Koch

Pabellon 3E is one of our favorite projects by TACO, an architectural firm that resides in the city of Merida, Yucatan. This development is the result of an architectural intervention in a building located inside a residence of the sixties, in one of the first settlements outside the historic city center. The work of the architects is to know the needs of the customer, and since the people who live in the house have an advanced age, they decided to adapt the set in order to create optimal conditions for the habitability of such persons. The architectural program is composed of one bedroom, one bathroom, two closets, an office with a separate entrance and a multifunctional terrace for meetings, which could serve as reception, lounge and kitchen or bar. The project also features a courtyard subtracted from the original construction. Some of the premises to carry out this project were thermal comfort, privacy and security of the building. Our favorite element from Pabellon 3E is a lattice of cement made with discontinued molds from the sixties; please observe the fantastic texture achieved. There is no doubt that anyone wouldn’t spend their old age in this beautiful and peaceful city, living in a simple but welcoming house created by one of the offices with the most potential in Mexico.

(Photos: Carlos Patron, Leo Espinosa and Patricia Fernandez)

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