Architecture and New Urbanism
United by a passion for architecture and interior design, Joaquin Precoma Valle works with a talented team of professionals. The firm has remained at the forefront of creativity for more than 10 years.
How do you get inspired to create a design?
To plan and build, we must first consider the customer’s ideas and place of construction. It is essential to adapt the design to what the customer needs, the climate and the space and any restrictions by the municipality. This is why each proposal is unique.
Do you have an architect who you admire?
I like the buildings from the French architect Christian de Portzamparc and the Mexican, Javier Sordo Madaleno.
Is there any architectural style that defines you?
Personally, I like to develop sustainable projects, although ecological proposals always have a higher startup cost. More than a style, we seek to achieve rationalism, this means, adapting the context and justifying every decision we make to ensure a fully habitable, functional design while avoiding unnecessary expenses.
What elements or materials do you feel most comfortable working with?
I like working with elements from Mexican architecture such as partition walls and adobe for their thermal and acoustic properties. There are also materials that adapt to different styles such as Mediterranean, Mexican or Contemporary.
What are you most passionate about?
It is extremely important that there is a connection between the architect and the client. The process of planning, reviewing and choosing each element of the construction should be enjoyable. When this confidence exists, we can offer recommendations on what the customer needs and adapt it to what he or she wants.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced in Los Cabos?
The urban architecture design. We should be thinking of more environmentally friendly projects where vehicle use can be reduced. We need schools near housing developments, defined urban transportation routes, pedestrian areas and bicycle paths.
What recommendations would you give to those looking to build or buy in Los Cabos?
Los Cabos is a quiet place that has adapted to different architectural styles. There are options for all tastes and budgets. Processes, permits, and regulations can extend construction. However, patience is the key to a dream home.
What contribution would you like to leave in Los Cabos?
A satisfactory experience for people we have worked for. A house can be beautiful on the outside but if the inhabitants do not identify with the inside, it does not work. I would like to hear that houses that have been enjoyed the most were the ones designed by us.
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