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Paracaima House / dcpp arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 20 June, 2009
Paracaima House / dcpp arquitectos
Paracaima House / dcpp arquitectos

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  • Location

    Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Architects

    dcpp arquitectos
  • Project Team

    Pablo Perez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas & Carlos Gonzalez
  • Site area

    400 sqm
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

From the architect. Casa Paracaima its a private residence located in México city. Completed in 2008.

The 360 square meter house consists of two concrete volumes on a 400 sqm site and a lot of restrictions to the sides and at the front.

We used these restrictions to give shape to the house always searching for the maximum amount of open areas and good orientation.

That gave us a project that consists of two main volumes that intersect: the first volume consists of a big, structural, concrete arch 25 cm and 7.5 mts. high, that carries the other volume. This volume contains the main open area with an open terrace, with the roof passing at 7.5 on one side. The other side holds the library. The wood used to pour the concrete was used again in some of the woodwork inside the house, such as the doors.

The other volume, in contrast with the big arch, is much more closed and contains all the private areas of the house.

This volume contains the main open area with an open terrace with the roof passing at 7.5 on one side and on the other side holds the library.

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yuji haniyuda · May 28, 2011

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piti · July 20, 2009

Thanks Laurent

Laurent · July 02, 2009

Its a stone clad facade, it may be a volcanic stone called Recinto or a dark limestone locally called Cantera.

Mexican construction methods, usually heavy brick masonry walls, allow for this cladding to be applied,but in standard american ballon-frame construction, thick stone cladding may not be a good choice.

Hope this helps

piti · June 22, 2009

what kind of concrete or mixture use to make the texture have nice mottled? or may be the casting process? Thanks for the answer. I'm not the architect but try to have my home look this cool!

cocteau · June 22, 2009

lovely shaped, nicely balancing bold voids among heavy cubes. brilliant.

Jose · June 22, 2009

Estoy de acuerdo con ag.....!!

Lucas Gray · June 21, 2009

I like it. Simple and elegant.

Jubair Siddeeuqe · June 21, 2009

Very Handsome. I think the concrete buildings are masculine.

Terry Glenn Phipps · June 20, 2009

This is beautifully composed and full of outstanding detailing. The ground floor program is very well thought through. It would have been nice to see first floor plans as well.

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