Melón House represents an approach to the intimate desires of its inhabitants. Its materialization is the example of a custom designed and built space, a very personal design and at the same time, integrated with harmony with its community and neighborhood, as a new gear of a mechanism. Located in Morelia, this project has its roots in the idea of giving meaning of belonging and strengthen the connection with its community to a couple, where the daily activities, uses and inhabitants of the area are a determinant to create a work that dialogues with all these scenarios.
Both the construction process and technical follow-up stages are certainly no less valuable. On the contrary, preliminary perceptions and expectations of what was built there, generated the involuntary but valuable participation and integration of the neighbors and the people who walked by the house trough several months, until they finally realized that the final narrative was honesty in their exposed materials, with no additional layers or coatings: timeless and consistent as the primary construction tools and techniques.
The natural expression in the materials, its constructive quality, its routes and uses, are those that characterize the design of the house, both in its inner dynamics and its dialogue with the urban and daily environment; it was about inserting the house, with a surgeon pulse, within an environment that already dictates its own rules.
The modulation, transparency and sobriety of tones, allows to experiment and live a flexible and free space, and to some, a universal and playful space, open to possibilities of varied natures. Beyond a private space, Melón House is understood as a living studio, giving a new meaning to the living machine, where the program prioritizes the common spaces by opening them to the street and to an interior patio through large windows, protecting the personal spaces to the inside.