Mecate Studio
ESP

Ixcotel

Project

Architecture2013

Mixed-use building developed in the central perimeter of Oaxaca City, under the strict guidelines imposed by the historical, cultural and architectural context of this important area. Through an in-depth analysis of these constraints, an interesting architectural design proposal is generated that brings together the industrial construction processes and artisanal finishing techniques. The building is constructed on a triangular terrain, the supporting elements become in turn the aesthetic force of the building, the rhythm of its design generates the openings that introduce the light to the building and create an interesting play of lights and shadows in its facade. The program includes two commercial premises located in the lower part of the building, two apartments, a photography studio and a terrace at the top, which allows a 360-degree panoramic view of the city of Oaxaca. For this project, a new line of wooden furniture was also made that complements the proposal and generates harmonious and warm spaces.