San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Originally meaning limitless body of water, the word Daryâ (Iranian) captures the beauty of this relatively unexplored landscape and its boundlessness. Casa Darya hosts a central reflecting water feature that embraces the house and is visible from almost every angle, inviting users to declutter and connect with their inner zen.
This contemporary house has an open floor plan concept with internal private patios, enclosed by large floor-to-ceiling windows, that fill all the spaces with natural light and provide cross ventilation.
The house boasts a generous roof terrace surrounded by green elements (in situ planters and extensive green roofs). With a Bar/BBQ and Lounge area with a central fire pit, the roof terrace is the ideal place to entertain guests or to simply meditate and enjoy the views.
In a conscious intent to make good use of our natural resources, the property comes with a rainwater collection system composed of a 3 tier sedimentation filtering system and a 10,500 liter cistern. The system also has its dedicated water tank that will provide water to flush the toilet, irrigate the landscaped areas and to clean the house. On the same note, warm water will be largely provided by a solar water heater installed on the roof.
Simple but well-thought details coupled with thoughtful space planning and a careful selection of materials set the perfect background to achieve your ideal sanctuary.