Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms

Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms

Architect
Mario Herrera Holgado
Location
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Private Houses
Andres Cedillo
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ConcreteCEMEX
SoftwareAutodesk
WC SinkCASTEL
Shower faucetHELVEX
LightingTECNOLITE

Product Spec Sheet
Concrete
by CEMEX
Software
WC Sink
by CASTEL
Shower faucet
by HELVEX
Lighting

Cuernavaca Guest Bathrooms

Mario Herrera Holgado as Architects

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.

photo_credit Andres Cedillo
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.

photo_credit Andres Cedillo
Andres Cedillo

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

photo_credit Andres Cedillo
Andres Cedillo

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

photo_credit Andres Cedillo
Andres Cedillo

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. 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.

Team:
Carlos
A.Estrada
Luis
Lupita

Material Used:
1. Wood
2. Steel
3. Brick
4. Stone

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