In an effort to reinterpret traditional Mexican architecture local to the Lake Chapala area, architecture studio Atelier ARS° has enclosed a white home with latticed shutters and a surrounding stone wall.
Architects Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto explain, "The architecture in this area has been conceived as a folkloric, stylistic reinterpretation of local tradition. So we proposed a project that relates deeply to the natural and cultural environment, even if it can't have direct views of the lake."
The lattice, which faces towards the south, is constructed out of Palo Dulce trees and designed to filter incoming sunlight. Behind the shutters, the doors are able to fold back, opening to the home's ground floor to a paved patio in the front.
Atelier ARS° Offer a Re-Imagining of Traditional Mexican Architecture
1. Re-imagined Traditional Mexican Architecture - Architecture studios can use traditional architectural elements and materials to create modern and sustainable homes.
2. Lattice Shutter Design - Designers can incorporate latticed shutters to filter natural light and add visual interest to building facades.
3. Stone-walled Enclosures - Using natural stone to enclose homes can create a sense of privacy and security while also adding to the aesthetic beauty of the structure.
1. Architecture - Architecture firms can explore sustainable and culturally-relevant design options to create modern homes and buildings with a local flair.
2. Carpentry and Woodworking - Carpenters and woodworkers can explore ways to incorporate natural, locally-sourced materials like Palo Dulce for flooring, cabinetry and other design elements.
3. Stone Masonry - Stone masonry companies can partner with architects to create stone-walled enclosures for modern homes and buildings that provide natural security and visual interest.