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House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA

  • 01:00 - 18 May, 2009
House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA
House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA

House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Architect

    PRODUCTORA - Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles
  • Collaborators

    Fernando Sánchez, Ross Adams, Jorge Cárdenas, Iván Villegas, Thorsten Englert
  • Structural Engineering

    José Ramón Castillo
  • Garden Design

    Rocio Amarante
  • Construction

  • Air conditioning

  • Heating

    Enrique Wide
  • Carpentry

    Eduardo Morales
  • Kitchen Installation

    Medel Rust
  • Area

    375.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. The House In Chihuahua is part of a golf club community in the desertlike northern region of Mexico. The dwelling was designed to accommodate the special climatic circumstances of the area: in winter temperatures can fall to minus ten degrees Celsius, while in summertime temperatures can rise to above forty degrees Celsius. 

The differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary by as much as twenty degrees. To balance the extreme temperature differences, we partially buried the house into the mountain slope to take advantage of the soil’s thermal mass. The colder soil around the house absorbs heat accumulated during the day, and at night the ground gives off heat to the building.

The house is organized around a series of patios and roof openings that provide light, ventilation, and views to different areas of the house. The sloped roof acts as a new topography, which blurs the boundaries between the constructed area and the surrounding landscape.

Cite: "House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA" 18 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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adrian diaz · March 31, 2012

un excelente lugar para visitar en la ciudad de puebla, ya he tenido la fortuna de estar ahi... vía @archdaily

adrian diaz · March 31, 2012

un excelente lugar para visitar en la ciudad de puebla, ya he tenido la fortuna de estar ahi... vía @archdaily

Yves Saint Laurent Shoes · December 24, 2010

excellent article,however i have some difficulty in understanding the final section, could you please make it clear a bit in depth?

Mary · August 03, 2010

amazing house one thing puzzles me though... why is the house oriented to the east? wouldnt it absorb more heat energy this way? or is it because of the view?

Nicolas Mogollon · May 30, 2009

Beautiful House

Salil Patel · May 30, 2009

Beautiful house in Chihuaha Mexico:

spuciellamento · May 22, 2009

i think this is the first really interesting project i have seen up to now published on this website

Yoav Ickowicz · May 21, 2009

#design House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA

aa4 · May 21, 2009

wow! I just want to climb all over it and what a view!.. yes, the futuristic first impression may be a bit weird at first but the use of the thermal mass and its attempt to be part of the landscape is admirable.

me · May 20, 2009

first impression: uncomfortable
now: like it very much

Ulises · May 20, 2009

Congratulations to Iwan Baan for these beautiful pictures, and to Productora for an excellent construction quality.

Amoxtli · May 20, 2009

"Soy Chihuahuense, y me enorgullece ver por primer vez una obra como esta en archdaily, fuente inagotable de inspiración."

Marcelo Nishihata · May 20, 2009

House in Chihuahua

Carlo Enrico · May 19, 2009

house in Chihuahua

hidenori...k · May 19, 2009

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WSFradio · May 19, 2009

RT @nicholaspatten: Wow, check out the view from the top of this house. Holy smokes!

elver · May 19, 2009


Gregorio · May 19, 2009

And very nice photography.

francis · May 19, 2009

Crouching roof Hidden house ... from a confident office; as I do equally enjoy seeing their other works too. The drawings are great (especially the elevations) and the results even better. The pleasure of coming out onto each of those terraces must be breath-taking. They heightens your expectations, and is the antithesis of staring out of an expansively glazed penthouse. The roof is as much the house as are the rooms itself. Remains me of my youthful days of climbing onto roof tops ... ahhhh, yesssss. Congrats to PRODUCTORA and the owners, lovely house.

Bo Lucky · May 19, 2009

The house makes impression... of a bomb shelter... climate condition can justify burying the house into a mountain slope... what justifies abandoning right angle? I have some doubts whether it really blends into the existing setting... may be in time...

Márcio Moreira · May 19, 2009

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CMO ARCH · May 19, 2009

I like the terrace too, I think it would be nice for some grass to continue up though, not for the sake of a green roof, but because sitting on that white roof doesn't look comfortable at all. Soften it up with some grass, and then it can blur the boundary between built and landscape even more. Might even help with the heat control.

rick · May 19, 2009


cocteau · May 19, 2009

bold shaped, i like the terrace in the middle.


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