Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe

Cocol House 

Workshop, Diseño y Construcción + Taller Estilo Arquitectura

CATEGORY
Houses

LOCATION
MÉRIDA, MEXICO

AREA
160 M²

MANUFACTURERS
Autodesk, American Standard, Mosaicos La Peninsular, Tecnolite

PHOTOGRAPHS
Tamara Uribe

Casa Cocol was part of an old house from the Porfiriato era and that over time was subdivided until it had its currents dimensions with 165 square meters of surface.

With the exception of the eclectic style façade in pastel blue, the color palette used in the rest of the house are neutral and raw tones as in the pasta tile floors, the walls, the beams and the white cement and chukum exteriors.

Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe
Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe

It was intended to create a fresh and tropical space through the house by the use of vegetation, and wooden furniture in natural tones, where art and handcrafts would play a leading role in the space.

The historic part of the house consists of two corridors with high ceilings that preserve their original beams, housing the living room and the kitchen and incorporating the traditional pasta tile floor into the design, which is a recurring element in all the interiors of the property, both the old part as well as the modern one.

In the livingroom, a kite by the Oaxacan artist Francisco Toledo and the owner's favorite piece, an orange jaguar from Izamal by the artist Gabriel Pérez Rejón stand out.

Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe
Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe
Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe
Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe

The kitchen is integrated to the outside through a large wrought iron window that connects to the terrace and is part of the new construction, respecting the proportions of the heights of the first two corridors, in this part there is a half bathroom and the laundry area.

Two old wooden banquetas, formerly used to knead dough to make tortillas, serve as the center tables of the outdoor living area and were obtained from a local antique store. On the neutral-colored sofa, two cushions made of huipiles from Zinacantán, Chiapas stand out for their colors and patterns.

Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe
Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe

The small central patio has a chukum pool located between two high concrete walls with a clay tile texture detail, creating a beautiful contrast with the green colors of the vegetation.

The facade of the private part of the house has a pure, sober and simple volumetry that houses two bedrooms, one on each level.  The one on the ground floor overlooking a small private garden creating a feeling of spaciousness and freshness.

Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe
Cocol House
© Tamara Uribe

Two hanging bejuco lamps flank the bed, creating a romantic play of light and shadow that permeates the surfaces of the bedroom. On the opposite wall, a collection of handmade combs, mainly from Oaxaca, rest right above an old wooden dressing table.

Casa Cocol transmits a sense of tranquility and comfort, through the use of its materials, colors and textures, highlighting the pieces of Mexican folk art obtained from different corners of the country, each one with a story to tell.


Cocol House
Sección - A

Cocol House
Sección - B


Cocol House
Sección - C
Cocol House
Plan - Ground floor
Cocol House
Plan - Upper floor