By a turquoise beach close to Chuburná (Yucatan, Mexico), Cabrera Arqs have completed a stunning concrete home.
The shape seems simple: a large box of polished concrete whose apparent cold material contrasts with the heat on this predominant dune overlooking the beach…
Thanks to the luminosity of its windows, light penetrates the house in a subtle and controlled manner, allowing the ground floor areas to have a unique atmosphere and invite relaxation, reading and meditation. In the upper part the window becomes an instrument of visual communication as it offers a contemplative tool with the immensity of the sea.
The interior has a fairly simple decoration, the taste for Yucatecan crafts, the colours and textures and the architecture of the house make it an ideal architectural space to relax and disconnect from the world. Thinking that the most important thing is space and light, Cabrera Arqs have opted for neutral gray colours of polished concrete, both in floors and walls and the white colour as a light screen on the soffits of the house. This makes a very integral contrast with the wood that appears everywhere, in details, furniture and doors.
The living room, the dining room, the kitchen and the terrace are a single space that has a small double height that integrates spatially the ground floor as the top floor and serves as a space and filter distributor to put overhead light of some grooves in the ceiling superior of the atrium.
Next to it, and without any separation, is the dining area. Its simplicity lies with the glass that surrounds the space and allows the hosts and guests to see the beach and the sea while eating.
In front, and without any separation, is the pool. Ultimate luxury to look at the coast from home.
In the kitchen, a concrete bar virtually divides the space with the dining room with the use of pasta floor tapes give it a special design touch.
In the upper part and around the double height a distributor hall is developed where it connects with a study that turns into an alcove with a view to the south, and also the circulation generates a very useful workspace for the owners.
The rooms follow the same decorative style, simple and natural, with shortage of furniture, large presence of wood, large windows to put the landscape inside the house.
Finally, its habitable rooftop works as a viewpoint in this fantastic place and as a detail of integration the land in the beach area is delimited with a very typical “albarrada” of the rural area of the state of Yucatan.
Pictures by Tamara Uribe.