Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms

Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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CUERNAVACA GUEST BATHROOMS

Mario Herrera Holgado

LOCATION
Cuernavaca, Mexico

CATEGORY
Bath House, Detail

AREA
30 m²

YEAR
2022

PHOTOGRAPHS
Andres Cedillo

MANUFACTURERS
AutoDesk, CASTEL, Tecnolite

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Mario Herrera Holgado

CONSTRUCTION
Alejandro Estrada, Carlos

COLLABORATOR
Luis, Lupita

The need to build some guest bathrooms and a storage room made us question the traditional models for these spaces.The first part of the project was based on finding the right location within the property, which houses a historic house built more than a hundred years ago, located in the city center of Cuernavaca.

Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Andres Cedillo
Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Andres Cedillo
Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Andres Cedillo

At the rear of the house, a large concrete slab suggests the location of a garden.It is right there where the first action arises, raising the concrete slab to be in contact with the earth again, lowering the temperature considerably and beginning the process of bringing the garden back.

The construction of three partition walls gives shape to a dislocated triangle that embraces two cells on the interior, both of the same dimensions.

Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Andres Cedillo
Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Andres Cedillo

To the south, one of these three walls forms a small storage room with the help of another wall of the house. Another of its faces closes the triangle.

Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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In the contained space inside the small triangular pavilion the cells house the functions of a toilet, dressing room, and shower.

Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Andres Cedillo
Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Andres Cedillo

They create a second level of contained spaces when the user so requires, but they can also expand and merge with each other by folding the doors, creating a kind of almost maze-like space, where the body wanders to experience its function.

From the pavilion, one can hear the rain and smell the moss. In harmony with nature, a series of wooden columns, doors, dim lighting, and brickwork on the floor is enough to release the wastewater from the sink and the shower, in order to avoid the installation of drainage.

Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
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Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Andres Cedillo
Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Andres Cedillo

According to this conception in which nature and space seem to feed off each other, there is no drain, the water returns to the garden.


Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
Drawing

Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
© Mario Herrera Holgado


Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
Floor Plan
Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
Constructive Floor Plan


Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
Floor Plan Complex
Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms
Gardens


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