Litibu Bungalow with Palma
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In this episode I talk 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.

Me and Juan discus the design, its remote location and the references to modern construction and traditional Mexican building techniques. I love 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, I ask Juan the three questions I ask all my 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?

You can find out more about Palma’s work at and on the podcast Instagram. 

I hope you enjoy listening.

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