Vistalcielo: Embracing Outdoor Living in Mérida

Vistalcielo, a captivating house designed by Veinte Diezz, stands as a testament to the harmonious interplay between indoor and outdoor living. Located in Mérida, Mexico, this 2024 project showcases a seamless integration of modular spaces, natural lighting, and regional materials, creating a refuge for enjoyment and a connection to the surrounding environment.

A modern, minimalist home with a small pool, concrete walls, and an open living area.
Minimalist indoor-outdoor living area with natural materials and simple furnishings.
A cozy bedroom with exposed beams, neutral tones, and a sliding glass door to the outdoors.
Cozy, rustic bedroom with wood beams, floor-to-ceiling curtains, and a patterned tile floor.
Corner vanity with natural stone top and plant decoration, set against a textured wall.
Minimalist bathroom interior with concrete bathtub, wood paneling, and ladder accent.
Warm, minimalist patio with small pool, stone walls, and lush tree centerpiece.
Modern minimalist architecture with a tranquil courtyard and pool, accented by foliage.
A weathered facade with simple entrances, suggesting a modest urban residential building.

About Vistalcielo

Located in the enchanting city of Mérida, Mexico, the Vistalcielo project, designed by Veinte Diezz in 2024, is a testament to the beauty of outdoor living and the preservation of historical charm. Spread across a series of patios and modules, this house creates a constant dialogue between the interior and exterior, inviting residents to immerse themselves in the serene and connected spaces.

A Seamless Spatial Experience

As you cross the main door, the serenity of the open and covered spaces welcomes you. Three distinct modules – the entrance garden, the central patio separating the kitchen and living room (with a guest bedroom on the first floor), and the garden with a pool connecting the terrace and master bedroom – offer a succession of environments where light and air flow freely, fostering a sense of connection with the outdoors.

Organic Textures and Harmonious Aesthetics

The soft curves that delineate certain areas reflect the organic nature of the surroundings, avoiding the rigidity of straight lines. The grey cement walls with varied finishes, combined with the striated concrete in the bathrooms and the use of regional stone, create a rich, textural experience that is deeply rooted in the local context. The addition of sky-blue window grilles lends a touch of serenity and spaciousness to the spaces.

Embracing Natural Light and Ventilation

Natural lighting and ventilation are the driving forces behind the design, allowing every corner of the house to feel alive and connected to the exterior. The strategic openings in walls and ceilings not only enrich the spatial experience but also create moments of contemplation and tranquility, constantly inviting the eye to gaze upon the sky.

A Refuge for Enjoyment and Relaxation

Vistalcielo is not merely a house; it is a refuge for enjoyment, a space where every room becomes a personal retreat. By rescuing an abandoned house in Mérida’s historic center, this project not only revitalizes an old structure but also pays homage to its past while embracing a contemporary architectural language, providing a sanctuary for its residents to connect with the tranquility of their surroundings.

Photography courtesy of Veinte Diezz
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- by Matt Watts