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Hannah House in Mérida, Mexico by Workshop Diseño y Construcción

Project name:
Casa Hannah / Hannah House
Architecture firm:
Workshop Diseño y Construcción
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Tamara Uribe
Principal architect:
Francisco Bernés Aranda and Fabián Gutiérrez Cetina
Design team:
Francisco Bernés Aranda and Fabián Gutiérrez Cetina
Artesano MX, SOHO galleries Mérida
Interior design:
Workshop Diseño y Construcción
Built area:
86 m²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
Structural engineer:
Alejandro Bargas Cicero and Isabel Bargas Cicero
Workshop Diseño y Construcción
Tools used:
AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom
Alejandro Bargas Cicero and Isabel Bargas Cicero

The Mexican architecture firm Workshop Diseño y Construcción led by Francisco Bernés and Fabián Gutiérrez has recently completed Hannah House located in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

Architect's statement: Casa HANNAH, in Merida, Yucatan, is a project that maximizes spatial sensation, by playing with double heights and integrating the exterior with the interior.

The land, with only 105 square meters, accommodates a studio-type house, which was designed with the concept of being a vacation residence for its owners. Being a reduced space, the main goal of the project was to create sensations of spaciousness and comfort, directing one’s visuals to the exterior spaces.

house with tropical plants at garden image © Tamara Uribe     

Once inside the house, the kitchen island with pasta tile accents, integrates into a small dining room for two. This double height space invites users to enjoy the views of the gardens, where a small chukum pool surrounds the terrace, creating an ideal atmosphere for enjoying the warm Yucatecan climate.

At the end of the lot, the service area is hidden behind an old colonial door and a stone façade, which serves as a focal point to the terrace area.

The only bedroom of the house is located in the mezzanine above the kitchen, it has a complete bathroom facing a small garden, where the lattices of the facade allow the prevailing north winds to travel through the house.

house terrace with furniture and tropical plants

From the bedroom (taking advantage of the double height of the dining room window), there is a privileged view of the tops of the fruit trees from the patios of the adjoining houses, which are representative of the traditional neighborhood.

small Woden dining table next to staircase image © Tamara Uribe     

Casa HANNAH aims to be a comfortable and functional space that evokes regional Yucatecan architecture, through the use of traditional materials but incorporating a contemporary sense in its volume and spatiality, by playing with heights and by using glass as a leading element to achieve a feeling of spaciousness. This together with the use of neutral colors on floors and walls, generate a beautiful contrast with the art, the wooden furniture and with the vegetation that is distributed throughout the interior of the place, creating an atmosphere of freshness in this little tropical corner.

red hanged hammock in garden image © Tamara Uribe   

swimming pool at backyard of the house image © Tamara Uribe       

living space with double volume ceiling image © Tamara Uribe    

kitchen with terrace view image © Tamara Uribe    

modern kitchen with island image © Tamara Uribe     

tree inside the house image © Tamara Uribe     

house exterior with white color image © Tamara Uribe     

exterior facade with illumination at night image © Tamara Uribe     

terrace with pool image © Tamara Uribe     

garden wall with natural stone image © Tamara Uribe     

stone wall next to pool image © Tamara Uribe     

bedroom with ceiling fan image © Tamara Uribe     

rectangle mirror and washing basin image © Tamara Uribe      

master bedroom with bathroom image © Tamara Uribe     

bed sheet image © Tamara Uribe     

wall with opening image © Tamara Uribe     

round table with chairs image © Tamara Uribe     

terrace view image © Tamara Uribe     

tropical plants at terrace image © Tamara Uribe     

tree inside house image © Tamara Uribe     

living space view from above image © Tamara Uribe     

pool and natural sone wall image © Tamara Uribe     

bedroom image © Tamara Uribe    

L shape sofa at terrace  image © Tamara Uribe     

pool with illumination at night image © Tamara Uribe     

garden with illuminationimage © Tamara Uribe     

living room image © Tamara Uribe     

Ground Floor PlanGround Floor Plan 

First Floor Plan First Floor Plan 

Main facade Main elevation 

Section A drawing Section A

Section drawing Section B

architectural section drawing Section C

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By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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