In this episode our director George Bradley talks to Juan Luis of the Mexican architecture practice Palma, about their project the, Litibu Bungalow.
A simple holiday home on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, the bungalow is essentially two rooms constructed out of concrete and separated by a covered courtyard. Each of the two concrete rooms are topped by what can be described as hats constructed out of palm leaves, known as palapa’s.
George and Juan discus the design, its remote location and the references to modern construction and traditional Mexican building techniques. George loves this project for its simplicity and for the striking contrast between the hard lines of the concrete and the fluffiness of the palm leaf rooftops.
At the end of the episode, George asks Juan the three questions he asks all his podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?