Deco House sits inconspicuously in the historic centre of Mérida, Mexico. The property, sandwiched by rundown fronts, opens into an unexpected tasteful treat. The dynamic between old and new, renovated and preserved, runs throughout the space in a carefully considered manner. Taller Mexicano de Arquitectura sought to update the home without impacting the features that gave Deco House so much character.
The project aimed to reinterpret the downtown lifestyle and therefore placed importance on the outdoor space: the back yard, balconies and terraces. Due to the age of the plot, some spaces were modified in order to function better while respecting the history of Deco House.
One such example is the mesmerising staircase in the back garden which is fixed solely to the central pole, allowing inhabitants to reach the second door without impacting the old stone walls. The second floor houses private spaces while the lower floor features social areas characterised by original tiled floors and stone walls.
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