Casa HDJ58 / T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

  • 19 May 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Architects: T38 studio , Pablo Casals-Aguirre
Location: México, , Baja California
Project Team: Alfonso Medina, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Lucía Arroyo
Collaborators: Oscar González, Sara Díaz, Ana Darice Payan
Construction: Taller38
Area: 300.0 sqm
Proyect Year: 2011
Photography: Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Alfresco

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

From the architect. Single family house in Tijuana, on a site where we are developing ten other single family infill houses on sites that range from 300 sq m to 450 sq m. 

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

This is house is designed as an experimentation into weight. Juxtaposing the a solid black box, that is covered in volcanic stone native to Mexico on top of a lightweight white box that contains the public part of the house. The black box is the private part, perforated by vertical openings that are not percieved from outside, creating a set of terraces around the whole perimeter. The first floor has openings throughout as to blend the interior and exterior spaces. From the street, you enter through an axis that slices the site in two, having a view towards the city. On the right side there is a studio for the owner who is a psychologist and the main entrance to the house is towards the back of the site. The lower part of the house is an open floor plan that contains the living room, dining room and kitchen. 

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
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