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Antigua, Guatemala is a UNESCO world heritage town. The small 7 x 7 meters plot offered a space of explorations in the colonial town. Nevertheless, it had limitations. The only existing element was a part of the front wall which was declared a ruin and couldn’t be changed, therefore no windows were allowed.


The patio and the double high space become the main element of the design allowing natural light to get into the space. The project is wrap by a wall-furniture service space which provides space for kitchen, bathroom, laundry, storage and the stairs. The wooden furniture was all made by local carpenters with local wood. 


Antigua, Guatemala

75 m2

January – October 2018



Principal: Yolanda De Rueda

Photos: Joseph Hance

001_Loft Antigua

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