In a captivating design that seems to draw inspiration from the work of both Le Corbusier and the distinct look of retro diving platforms, architecture studio Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach has created a serene tropical home with a dramatic architectural style running throughout. Named Casa Zicaleta, the project is set on the coast of Mexico’s Oaxaca region, with its stretching height designed to capture the views of the unspoilt beach and ocean that stretch beyond it. Created from a series of concrete slabs, each connected by a side ‘ladder’ that supports the concrete columns running through its heart, the building has a remarkable sense of space.
With a pool at the foot of the building and three platforms towering above, the connection to diving platforms is an easy leap – pardon the pun – but the architect also reveals the principles of Le Corbusier’s Domino House were an inspiration. The modular, open-plan, multi-platformed concept of the Domino House applied to the tropical location of Oaxaca works perfectly, the statement tower enhanced by the lush landscaping and surrounding sea views.
Photography © Jaime Navarro, David Garza, Alberto Kalach for Taller de Arquitectura X/ Alberto Kalach