The project is defined as an inhabitable and playful object that lies between the worlds and scales of toy objects (designed for children) and architectural objects (designed for adults).
A cylinder-shaped small tower is formed by the repetition of pine wood boards containing 2 spaces on 2 different levels. The first space serves as access and contact with the nature of the ground and the site, containing only a staircase to climb to a viewpoint on the second floor, which serves as a meeting place and observation deck.
With dimensions for children between 5 and 12 years old, the small tower is made up of prefabricated wooden pieces or sections for the walls, mezzanine and roof that are assembled on site.
Finally, openings in the form of arches with different heights and positions allow the connection between interior and exterior as well as framing different views towards the garden.
Project: Casa Casita
Location: Monterrey, Mexico.
Architects in charge: Cesar Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza.
Collaborators: Narda Rigal.
Programme: Tree house for kids.
Construction area: 6.28 m2.
Project year: 2020
Construction year: 2022
Photography: Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal.
Builder / General Contractor: Hugo Bernal, Edgar Bernal, Alejandro Bernal.
Materials: Wood, Steel.