Kaleidos House by Taller Estilo Arquitectura

A functional single-family home built in a lot with dimensions of 4 x 69 meters

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如何在一个4 x 69m的狭长场地中打造一座舒适、实用且独特的独户住宅,是该项目所面临的最大挑战。

“How to create a single-family home, comfortable, functional and out of the ordinary, in a lot with dimensions of 4 x 69 meters without dying in the attempt.” This was our challenge when designing “Kaleidos House”.

▼住宅外观,exterior view


The ratio of 1 to 17 between the length and width of the lot was not an impediment to create a unique, innovative and spatially large house that makes the materials that make up its best allies to create a contemporary proposal resulting in a functional 3 bedroom 280 sqm house. To take advantage of the lot’s dimensions and create a sensory experience throughout the length of the project. Discovering each space through a winding path that takes us by hand and instead of taking the shortest way to join two points, let us discover the house little by little, all this accompanied by different materials, scale, lighting and interior – exterior transitions.

▼首层平面图,ground floor plan

▼剖面图1,section 1

场地中包含了一个70年代的既有结构,设计师决定将其纳入设计当中。考虑到材料对于最终成果的决定性作用,新建筑和旧建筑被通过材料加以区分。旧的部分保留了其传统的特点,包含两个边界明显的空间,其墙面和天花板均覆盖以涂漆的灰泥饰面,地板则以当地特有的水泥花砖(pasta tile)铺设。

In the lot there was a structure dating back to the 70s that was in good condition and we decided to incorporate it into the design. Given that the materiality of the project was a determining factor for the final image, we decided to clearly define the two periods through their materials. The old part retains its traditional character with two clearly limited spaces, whose walls and ceilings are finished in stucco with paint and the floors are made of “pasta tiles”, which are characteristic of the region.


▼穿越门厅后到达半室外的庭院,the semi-outdoor patio


The new structure becomes a monolithic interior box with a semicircular perforation strategically placed to generate natural lighting and ventilation.Walls and ceilings are made of polished gray concrete as well as the floor of the ground floor where the same polished finish is preserved, while in the upper floor the concrete is hammered creating a texture that gives warmth to the space.

▼室内花园,interior garden

▼墙壁、天花板和首层地面均采用了抛光的灰色混凝土,walls and ceilings are made of polished gray concrete as well as the floor of the ground floor


Inside the house there are no enclosures or changes in levels, and the private and service spaces are limited using reflective glass walls in such a way that they can be seen from the inside to the outside and from the outside we only perceive the reflections. Like a kaleidoscope, a series of mirrors strategically located inside a tube create an optical illusion; these walls help create an infinite set of reflections that vary throughout the day thanks to the light and shadows provided by the semicircular perforation located in the interior garden and the sculptural staircase to access the private area.

▼从二层空间望向楼梯,view to the staircase from the upper level

▼半圆形的天窗为室内带来自然的光线和通风,a semicircular perforation is strategically placed to generate natural lighting and ventilation

▼夜间的室内花园,interior garden night view

▼镜面墙壁带来万花筒般的错视效果,like a kaleidoscope, a series of mirrors strategically located inside a tube create an optical illusion

▼餐厨空间,kitchen and dining room

▼夜间视角,night view


The two main areas that date from different eras are connected through a semi-enclosed patio that creates the first recess of the 69-meter route and serves as a transition between the two areas, this courtyard is a pause between the first impression and the space that we are about to discover.

▼庭院在69米长的路径中创造出“暂时停留”的空间,the semi-enclosed patio creates the first recess of the 69-meter route


The architectural solution of “Kaleidos House” results in a unique, contemporary home, full of surprises and spatial sensations that make daily life a pleasure despite the challenge of working a lot with such particular dimensions.

▼客厅,living room


▼卧室夜景,bedroom night view

▼二层露台,roof terrace

▼从带有水池的后院望向建筑,view to the building from the pool area in the backyard

▼首层平面图,ground floor plan

▼二层平面图,first floor plan

▼屋顶平面图,roof plan

▼剖面图1 ,section 1

▼剖面图2 ,section 2

▼剖面图A,B,C ,section A,B,C

Kaleidos House
Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura S. de R. L. de C. V.
Arq. Víctor Alejandro Cruz Domínguez
Arq. Iván Atahualpa Hernández Salazar
Arq. Luís Armando Estrada Aguilar
Construction Team: Ing. Juan Diaz Cab; Arq. Carlos Canto Trujillo
Estructure Designer: Ing. Rafael Domínguez Barjau
Collaborators: Arq. Silvia Cuitún Coronado; Arq. Daniel Rivera Arjona
Adress Bulding: Calle 78 número 484 B por 55 y 57 Colonia Centro. Mérida, Yucatán.
complishing year: 2019
Construction Area: 275 sqm
Photography: David Cervera; Elías Collí Medina
Office email: contacto@tallerestiloarquitectura.com
Office website: www.tallerestiloarquitectura.com
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