*Island House - Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Commissioned to produce a conceptual design for a house and gallery in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The project needed to respond to the ocean views and be protected during hurricane season.
The 3500m2 site is in the southern area of Isla Mujeres known as Fraccionamiento del Sureste, a low-density single-family home-residential area. Taking into account the natural beauty of the island and that it attracts a considerable number of visitors from around the world, the brief was to create a space which could be rented for most of the year, but could also double up as a personal sanctuary for the owners for a few weeks every year.
The project is designed to take advantage of the spectacular views available from the site and to utilise water from the borehole on site to aid temperature control through evaporative cooling – thus taking advantage of the site natural features.
Architects: Neil Dusheiko Architects
Collaborator: Eric Martin, Nikolai Delvendahl