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 in its community and neighborhood, as a new gear of a mechanism. Located into a quiet area in Morelia, this project has its roots in the idea of giving meaning of belonging and to make strong the connection with its community for a couple, where the daily activities, uses and inhabitants of the area are relevant to create a construction 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 through 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.


Sin Título Arquitectura 





Michoacán. Mx. 


Ing. Antonio Manzano.


Edson Contreras Ornelas



Obras y Proyectos 


Morelia, Mich., México 

Cel. 443 221 4824

Cel. 443 229 2260

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