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Casa Puebla is based on an inside life concept where the visual and recurring motif is the Popocatépetl volcano, one of the most important natural icons in central Mexico.

The color and material palette followed a range that intended to merge the residence with its context, as an implicit homage to the volcano. The volume is generated with the intersection of two rectangular volumes, forming an "L" shaped structure. When approaching the house you can perceive a blind and private exterior, with a solid character that does not allow to see towards the interior. However, when entering the residence, a fluid and continuous space is experienced, which opens to the landscape, diluting the boundaries between exterior and interior.

 

At the entrance, a double height volume becomes the distributor of the project, both horizontally and vertically. In this area, the staircase becomes one of the main design details, due to its design integrated by floating wooden steps.

On the ground floor, the social and service areas were defined, where the distribution unifies the living and the dining room, being in direct communication with the kitchen, offering an integral and transparent living experience.

On the upper floor, the private areas are located, where a double wooden skin was composed as a solution for sun protection in the rooms.

As part of the whole, on the upper floor some overhang elements were used as solar protection, especially with the intention of safeguarding the social areas.

Project Info

Category

Single-Family Housing

Date

2017

Location

PUE, PUE, MX.

Lot

1,192.11 m2; 12,831.76 sq ft.

Size

528.44 m2; 5,688.08 sq ft.

Architectural design

Arq. Rodrigo G de la Peña L.

Architectural design team

Arq. Rubén Segovia, Arq. Delia Leal.

Photos

Arq. Jorge Taboada.

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