Ideally situated to enjoy the landscape of the Yucatan, Casa Akúun by Arkham Projects opens in its entirety to the north and south, merging interior with exterior and taking advantage of sunlight, prevailing winds and views. To counterbalance the open nature of the design, existing vegetation generates a green barrier around the property, providing privacy at all times.
Measuring nearly 70 meters in length, the volume of Casa Akúun is simple with just a single storey and two horizontal elements, being the floor and the roof. The length is divided by a tree of this species located in the patio area between the public and private areas of the house.
The property is surrounded by three adjoining roads, which provide completely opposite site access, both in terms of positioning and use.
The first access is for day-to-day use. This is where the garage is located, as well as the access to the private areas of the house, where the route is in the southwest part of the house, a space surrounded by vegetation from every angle.
The second access is the social one and is positioned on the northeastern part of the site. This route ends with a large Pich (Guanacaste tree) located next to the access esplanade, the outer anteroom of the social space.
Although Akúun is a house that invites visitors to wander through all spaces, the separation of accesses allows for the possibility of not doing so if it is not necessary.