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PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

Mexico Architecture News - Sep 9, 2020 - 15:25   2480 views

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

Mexican architecture studio PALMA has combined two main functions with a central patio as a transition and multi-functional space on this 50-square-metre bungalow. 

Named Litibú Bungalow, the linear volume, designed as symmetrically, contains living room and kitchen area which are marked with wooden doors. 

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

Located in Litibu, a small town on the coast of the Mexican Pacific, this small bungalow was designed according to the site's climatic conditions. 

A pair of thatched roofs marks this small dwelling from afar, while giving the building a playful appearance. In addition, this type of roof structure provides extra height in the interior. 

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

"The climate was the main driver of the design, high palapa ceilings cover the main spaces, which in turn can open fully towards the outside," said the studio. 

"Pigmented stucco was used rather than paint to avoid humidity build-up in the walls."

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

A small patio divides the two volumes, it is not only used as as separator but it can be used for sports activities such as yoga. The ceiling of patio features a circular hole. 

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

The architects used concrete as the main material on the project, but interior elements such as the kitchen counter, shelves or lintels are reflected on the facade as "a playful break to the symmetry of the project."

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

Plan and elevation

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

Axonometric drawing

PALMA's small bungalow combines two functions with thatched roofs and a central patio in Mexico

Axonometric drawing

PALMA is a young architecture firm based in Mexico City and Sayulita. 

Project facts

Project name: Litibú Bungalow

Architects: PALMA 

Location: Litigu, Mexico 

Size: 50m2

Date: 2020

All images © Luis Young 

All drawings © PALMA

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