New 350 m2 / 3800 f2 private residence in the Punta Tiburon Marina enclave in Veracruz. The main body of the house is comprised of two parts, separated, but held together in close spatial tension. The split creates a metaphysical threshold between the front portion of the house, connected to its neighborhood, and the back portion, engaged with its private garden and the distant city views beyond. The gap follows the principle of the Japanese Ma which is, "the term for a specific Japanese concept of negative space. In traditional Japanese arts and culture, ma refers to the artistic interpretation of an empty space, often holding as much importance as the rest of an artwork and focusing the viewer on the intention of negative space.... It has been described as a pause in time, an interval or emptiness in space." This concept was followed to accentuate and arrest the passage between the two halves of the house. It is in this gap where time, space, and light pause and are captured.
Project design by Cumella Architects with renderings by Studio AG in Veracruz City.