CDA, is how it has been called to the intervention of the man that born to accompany the ceiba residing there for several years. Walk in to discover that there is no place where you can look its branches the same way, it invites you to visit their spaces, feel, breathe them and realize that everything is real, the stone, the wood, the traditions.
Located in Veracruz, Mexico; The single-family residence "Tree House" is conceived around a 9 meters high Ceiba with a 1.5 meters in diameter trunk.
The tree grew up toward the south side of the site due to the frequent gusts of wind that hit the coastal area of Veracruz. That allow to displace the house at the available north area.
The house, divided in two blocks of habitable areas and a third middle block with the main circulations; is arranged so that the tree is discovered as you walk through the different spaces of the residence, enjoying partial views of it from the inside and showing up completely only when going out to the garden or terraces.
CDA has two murals made by the renowned Mexican artist Carlos Alanís, better known as "SEGO"; one of them on an artificial pond in the inner courtyard of the living room and another on a concrete wall located in the basement of the residence.
The program is divided by large public spaces on the ground floor, where residents spend most of the day together and receiving constant visits from family and friends; and smaller private spaces on the first floor, areas of less use but cozy and quiet to carry out their daily personal activities.
Its hermetic design to the street responds to the protection of the water and sand that are dragged by the strong gusts of wind of the north. The lack of openings in the façade is compensated with interior patios in different areas of the residence and large windows overlooking the garden protected from the incidence of sunlight by the large tree canopy.