Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico
Residential / Sustainable
Leonardo Neve, Diego Vilatela, Roberto Martínez
Javier Flores, Mario Rentería
Patrick López Jaimes, Daniel Blass
Yolseuiloyan: Nahuatl word that means place where the heart rests and strengthens, is a sustainable housing complex located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, surrounded by an ecosystem of misty forest, in an area adjacent to the center of Cuetzalan del Progreso, magical town Indigenous root.
For its construction the cabins integrate bio-constructive elements; the use of bamboo panels and structure, ground-based coatings, suitable for the humid climate of Cuetzalan.
The design accessories are made by local artisans who incorporate in them the use of textiles and ceramics, thus expressing a part of their culture. Through the use of adobe, quarry, bamboo and mud, as building materials, it was possible to favor local skilled labor.