Casa BYA

Culiacán, Sinaloa, México 2015


The lighting is based on and reinforces the geometry of the architecture itself, which is born from the formal reinterpretation of the four-part roofs of a French villa. Inside the light subtly profiles the upper horizontal plane, bathing the false ceiling planes that draw geometric shapes. Outside, from the facade carpentry itself, the lighting highlights the vertical planes at night and provides identity. Mainly, four lighting typologies were used: facade and accent lighting on the exterior and ceiling and decorative ceiling lighting on the inside.

The illumination of the facade achieves a compositional luminous effect. Warm light embedded in the floor, or from the wall itself, emphasizes different access areas (including the vertical garden) and generate a suggestive light effect in the vegetation of the garden itself.

Inside, a pleasant ambient light effect, compositional and of high visual comfort is generated that reveals the geometry, guides and accompanies. The detail of the decorative lighting provided each space with its own luminous identity. Much of the lighting was solved using LED strips integrated or incorporated in different details or situations, generating a variety of lighting effects.


Client: Private owner
Architect: BUDIC Architects
Photo: ©BUDIC, Jaime Navarro