Casa Diego Rivera / DCPP arquitectos

  • 11 Aug 2012
  • Houses Selected Works
© Onnis Luque

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

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

© Onnis Luque

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

© 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

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.

© Onnis Luque

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

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

Cite: "Casa Diego Rivera / DCPP arquitectos" 11 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Sep 2014. <>


Share your thoughts