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Araujo Galvan Arquitectos designs Casa Tigres in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico

Project name:
Casa Tigres
Architecture firm:
Araujo Galvan Arquitectos
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
César Bejar Studio
Principal architect:
Fernanda Galvan, Daniel Araujo
Design team:
: Fernanda Galvan, Daniel Araujo, Ervin Virgen, Lizette Diaz, Antonio Jarquín
Interior design:
Fernanda Galvan
Built area:
500 m²
Site area:
600 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
Kip Ingeniería
Structural engineer:
Kip Ingeniería
Environmental & MEP:
Kip Ingeniería
Nakawe Paisajismo | Landscaping
Daniel Araujo
Araujo Galvan Arquitectos
Tools used:
AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion Pro, Adobe Photoshop
Araujo Galvan Arquitectos
Polished concrete, parota wood, Masonry walls, Walnut Wood, Aluminum, Concrete paver, Santo Tomas Marble, Galaxy Gray Marble and Veracruz Marble
450,000.00 USD
Residential › House

Araujo Galvan Arquitectos: Casa Tigres, is located on an orthogonal plot of land in a subdivision located on the coast of Nayarit. Conceived as a vacation home, the central courtyard plays an important role in developing the project around it.

In this project, the courtyard is the guiding axis of the project, around it the dependencies of the architectural program are linked, here a swimming pool is integrated that connects with the side garden, and on the other side it connects with the double-height kitchen where when the sliding windows are opened the space becomes one.

The strategic design of the connection between the central patio and the double-height kitchen gave us the opportunity to play with cross ventilation, allowing the wind to circulate freely through each of the spaces, omitting the continuous use of air conditioning.

The house unfolds on two floors, with an entrance marked by a wooden overhang, which gives access through a side door with the central patio as a visual finish. On the ground floor there is a bedroom, covered garage, kitchen with double height living room, dining room, barbecue area and stairs that connect to the upper floor. On the second floor, when you go up the blacksmith stairs lined with marble, you will find 2 secondary bedrooms, one of them with an exterior view and the other with a view of the central patio. Through a corridor of windows and embedded planters, the main bedroom is connected to the vertical circulations. In it there is a walk-in closet for two people and a bathroom covered in marble with a view of the central patio.

On the façade, a volume is perceived with simple plans, the predominance of orthogonal lines, and solid walls covered with Veracruz marble and parota wood, which frame a visual harmony with the landscape design.

The landscape design sought to give life and at the same time embrace the project, framed by palm trees and tropical vegetation.

Materiality the project is characterized by covering floors and walls with Veracruz tarvertino marble and accentuating the central patio with Santo Tomas marble, combining these materials with natural parota wood details.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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