Cerrada Reforma 108 Single Family Home by DCPP Arquitectos

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Cerrada Reforma 108

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Single Family Home

INSPIRATION:
The concept of the house parted from the idea of positive and negative space, seeking to create a game of counterparts to define and virtually contain the exterior space.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Cerrada Reforma is a residential project located in San Angel, in the south of Mexico City. The plot is rectangular and its dimensions are ten per twenty meters. We decided to construct only half of the plot with a longitudinal block of 5 x 20 meters that corresponds to the house. The negative space is conceived as the open space or public area, which is contained but not occupied, it has exactly the same dimensions but is not built, creating a dialogue between this counterparts. The built block dialogues with its open counterpart through a transparent façade all along the side, leaving open one of its faces. In this way, the only closed elements are the private areas such as bathrooms and kitchen. The counterpart of the transparent façade is a solid wall with the same height that contains the open space. This helps close the visibility towards the neighbors, giving privacy to the house.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The built block dialogues whit its open counterpart through a transparent facade all along side. The negative space is conceived as the open space or public area, which is contained but not occupied, it has exactly the same dimensions but is not built, creating a dialogue between this counterparts.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Cerrada Reforma is a residential project located in San Angel, in the south of Mexico City. The project started in May 2011 and finished in July 2012.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The structure of the house was built of adobe block walls made ​​in site. This allowed a significant cost saving, because the adobe is a traditional building material in Mexico made ​​with sand, clay, water and organic material, molded with brick shaped and sun drying. Another positive factor of this material are its thermal properties as its keep the house warm in cold weather and cool in summer.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The plot is rectangular and its dimensions are ten per twenty meters. We decided to construct only half of the plot with a longitudinal block of five per twenty meters that corresponds to the house. The structure of the house was built of adobe block walls of ten per fifteen per twenty cm made ​​in site. On floors were used materials like marble, wash concrete, quarry and wood. On the walls we used apparent concrete, vinyl paint, marble and tile.

TAGS:
reforma, residential, house, dcpp, space, architecture, design, single, family, home

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
In this project we try to experiment with a traditional lationamerican material: adobe. This material has excellent thermal properties and its cost is very low. We want the house was always comfortable with a cheap but safe construction. The results were very rewarding. Currently the house is very warm in winter days and the fact to be built of adobe blocks on the site was cheaper than using a standard technique.

CHALLENGE:
Being very strict to keep the division of two equal blocks in the plot, to separate the positive and negative space. The structural design because the house was built of adobe block walls made ​​in site.

ADDED DATE:
2014-01-29 09:45:42

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Pablo Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas

IMAGE CREDITS:
All images: Photographer Onnis Luque, 2012.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
DCPP ARQUITECTOS

PROFILE:
DCPParquitectos was founded in Mexico on 2006 by architects Pablo Perez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, the firm integrates both design projects and construction. Its main objective is to give a clear and strong solution to the different types of problems always responding to the conditions of each project giving what we call an honest response. Always searching for alternatives and solutions that are not only functional but provocative and innovative, with a contemporary architectonic language that is in a constant research for an original and coherent architecture that will dignify its user and will the built environment more quality specially as the time passes.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Cerrada Reforma 108 Single Family Home by Dcpp Arquitectos is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Cerrada Reforma 108 Single Family Home by Dcpp Arquitectos is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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