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Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.07.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Casa Xixim by Specht Hartman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman, is a residence on a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, Mexico, designed to be fully self-sufficient and to immerse the occupants in the range of environments that the site offers.

 

 

Casa Xixim by Specht Hartman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Says Specht Harpman, “A narrow path brings visitors through dense vegetation to a large living / dining / kitchen space that is fully open to the beach beyond. Four bedrooms, above and adjacent to this space, can also be fully opened to the exterior.”

 

Casa Xixim by Specht Hartman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

“The transparency of the house allows prevailing winds to flow through and provide cooling while maximizing views of the site.”

 

Casa Xixim by Specht Hartman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

The house is powered by a photovoltaic canopy that shades a large rooftop terrace. The same terrace also collects rainwater that is filtered and stored for use.

 

Casa Xixim by Specht Hartman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Other roof areas are planted with native species that provide insulation and screening. All waste is processed through a digester and artificial wetlands system.

 

Casa Xixim by Specht Hartman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

“Casa Xixim is an ecoluxe, grid-tied, net-neutral house that works in harmony with its surroundings.”

 

PROJECT DATA
Location: Tulum, Mexico
Project Category: Built Work
Project Type: Residential
Project Size: 4800 sq. ft.
Completion Date: 2015

 

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