Cement-based waterproof exterior plaster for exclusive wall and floor design
The family residence that we present in this article is located in a developing neighborhood, in the Mexican city of Merida. The residence occupies a surface of 85 square meters is named Casa Gabriela and its design and construction are due to TACO workshop architects. The owners of Casa Gabriela have given architects a delicate task – building a residence where peace and comfort reign, energy and thermal efficiency and all this at a low cost of construction. Therefore, it is not surprising that the architects chose the waterproof, cement – based exterior coating that creates an exclusive wall and floor design. The chosen shade is very suitable for the even more natural and rough presentation of the exterior coating.
Cement-based waterproof exterior coating that dresses inside and outside walls
Casa Gabriela is away from the street and she keeps a certain distance from neighboring properties, always talking discreetly with the city. The exterior walls surrounding the small plot are covered with a waterproof cement – based exterior plaster that provides natural ventilation to the house and gives the property a touch of charm typical of traditional Yucatan architecture.
Cement-based exterior plaster and a small garden pond
Before entering, we must walk along a garden pond where water lilies and aquatic plants help repel mosquitoes and carry the oxygen released in an isolated area of relax. This area is visible from all rooms and offers beautiful views.
Drum holder in yellow sun at the entrance
Upon entering the house, you will find that open-plan interiors are not just for contemporary apartments. On the contrary – this home has a kitchen, dining room and living room open to one another. The bathroom, laundry room and bedroom are in their vicinity. The living room and the bedroom have access to a rear terrace, considered as an extension of the living room. From this terrace you can go directly into the garden, located behind the house, or on the roof terrace.
Wooden doors and kitchen cabinets
The mild climate of the region allows for multiple openings that provide natural ventilation indoors. The warm air comes out of the concrete mastics, which in turn provide protection against the sun, rain and thunderstorms.
Kitchen, dining area and coffee corner
The typical construction for the region makes the eyes enjoy the materials that embody the regional culture. Concrete blocks, slabs and beams reinforce the raw and authentic look of the entire house.
Blue dining room furniture
While the floors are concrete and the walls and ceilings are covered with cement-based plaster, the interior of Casa Gabriela requires some touches of color, introduced by the blue furniture in the dining room, the door of yellow sun entrance and colorful accents in the bedroom.
Waxed cement base and accents in yellow and blue
Hammock in blue as colorful accent in the interior
Walls and ceiling covered with waxed plaster
Cushions and hammock bring a touch of color in the bedroom
Wood cabinets and walls covered with cement plaster in the bathroom
Waterproof exterior coating made of concrete on the roof terrace
Concrete masticrabieh and concrete block walls covered with exterior plaster
Waxed exterior plaster and moucharabieh-look concrete walls in the garden behind the house
Decorative mashrabiya in concrete and walls covered with plaster
Facade of a family residence covered with waterproof cement-based exterior coating
Exterior walls in concrete blocks covered with cement-based exterior plaster
Concrete walls covered with waxed exterior coating made from concrete