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Jose Lopez

 

Architectural Designer

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Contact:

design@joselopez.us

 

Raleigh NC, 27615

TEPY Residence

Stats:

Location: Telchac, MX

Type: Residential

Surface: 4,500 SF

[in association with Juan Tellez Architect]

 

San Benito is a beach located near the town of Telchac in Mexico. The challenge for this project was to combine aesthetics with a hurricane-proof shell, a main concern for the client. This project is based on a linear scheme to maintain aerodynamics from north to south in case of a natural catastrophe.

The main body is suspended on a massive three-axis foundation system that uniformly supports this home and will not allow any type of flooding during and after a hurricane. Austere and in symphony with its context, this house is a symbol of a natural connection relative to the inside/outside elements. TEPY allows natural air cross-ventilation taking advantage of its relative northeast position to the coast, where primary winds flow during most of the year.