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Mexican architectural firm Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos has designed the Bacoc Hacienda.
Finished in 2009, this 4,618 square foot modern property was developed on the site of century-outdated hacienda in Seye, Yucatan, Mexico.
Some of the original stone walls have been preserved and integrated into the residence.
Bacoc Hacienda by Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos:
“The shell of hacienda Bacoc was built amongst 1880 and 1910 for the manufacturing of sisal fiber. The decline of this action in Yucatan led to the abandonment of this hacienda. It was then converted into a modest rustic ranch committed to livestock and beekeeping.
After losing its original use, the home deteriorated. In 2006, when it was purchased by its existing owners, the major house was ruined, preserving an previous developing of stone masonry and no roof.
The architectural design and style idea arises from preserving and strengthening the historical preexistence with no recycling it as a built space. We proposed a therapy of isolated object-room, surrounded by water gardens and the new creating that consists of it. It also functions as an open lobby that hyperlinks to the new building, articulating the studying of the project, as a hinge between the new and the previous.
The proposal rescues and updates the use of conventional finish tactics. The facades were covered in stucco with a resin base from the endemic tree “Chukum” in a organic colour. The concrete walls are cast on-website and use the red earth “Cancab” from the south of Yucatan as aggregate. The 2 have distinctive qualities of identity with the website.
The new volume – room dimensions, ceiling heights, proportion of openings, orientation, and window layout – are a contemporary recreation of the architecture of old Yucatan henequen haciendas. The venture is also a modern reinterpretation of the architectural typology that characterizes these estates.”
Photos by: Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón