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Architecture November, 11 2013

Casa Sisal by Reyes Rios + Larrain Studio

Named after the agave plants that were once cultivated on the property, Casa Sisal is a standalone guest house located in Yucatan, Mexico. Built from a special concrete consisting of white cement and resins from local chukum trees, the studio spent 15 years experimenting with a technique originally mastered by the Mayans. Located on a 200-square-meter plot of land enclosed by old masonry walls dating back to the 1800s, the low lying house includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each bedroom and bathroom are located at either end of the structure with a communal kitchen and living space in the middle and exterior stairs leading to a rooftop terrace. Glass sliding doors open up on both sides creating an extension of the exterior patio and swimming pool, allowing ventilation during the summer heat and keeping with the characteristic of outdoor Yucatan living.

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