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Casa Diego Rivera / DCPP arquitectos

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

Architects: DCPP arquitectos  Location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Architect In Charge: Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 240.0 sqm Photographs: Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

Casa Diego Rivera is a residential project located in San Angel, in the south of Mexico City. The plot is rectangular and its dimensions are 10×20 meters.

Due to the plot dimensions, the main intention of the project was to increase the perspective and the sensation of exterior space.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

With the limitation of the plot size, we proposed a longitudinal patio with one side in diagonal, that besides increasing the perspective, allows a greater uproot area, and makes the perception of the space seem bigger.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

This sense of amplitude is emphasized in the ground floor through a great window in the living and dining area, integrating them to the exterior space.

The material used in the floor of the patio is washed concrete with white marble gravel filtered in place to achieve bigger boards, creating a sense of spaciousness and allowing the light reflection.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

The upper level has another diagonal which frames the access and emphasizes the patio. This diagonal also gives a covered access to the house.

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Cite:Jonathan Alarcon. "Casa Diego Rivera / DCPP arquitectos " 11 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/260574/casa-diego-rivera-dcpp-arquitectos/>