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Rio Blanco Pavilion / Estudio Carme Pinós

  • 10:00 - 28 April, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Rio Blanco Pavilion / Estudio Carme Pinós
Rio Blanco Pavilion / Estudio Carme Pinós, © Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

© Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó +21

  • Collaborators

    Juan-Antonio Andreu, Elsa Marti, Holger Hennefarth
  • Site Collaborator

    Diego Quirarte
  • Redacción Proyecto

  • Año Construcción

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© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

From the architect. The project consists of a small resting pavilion facing a spectacular view of the Barranco del Rio Dulce, in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, next to a horse riding practice arena.

We wanted the pavilion to open to the views and the environment, but at the same time, to give an image of solidity appropriate to the stone walls found in the site.

Planta Baja
Planta Baja

Detail 1 Planta 2 Structural Plan Sección Longitudinal +21

The building is resolved with three modules containing the program requiring more privacy: the bathroom, a small room for siesta and kitchen (although this is open to the dining room). These modules are offset by rotating about the topography, with the fireplace as the access of rotation. This movement results in more open spaces such as the dining room, living room and study.

© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

The structure is made of wooden beams that follow the direction of the maximum length, which seems illogical at first but turns the roof into a coffer that explains the rotation of the modules well and provides a feeling of spaciousness. While from the outside the pavilion is perceived opaque and small, from inside the effect is the opposite, with a perception of amplitude and transparency.


This project has sought an effect of timelessness and comfort. The good understanding with the client led us to design down to the last detail, including all furniture except the chairs and lamps.

© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó
Cite: "Rio Blanco Pavilion / Estudio Carme Pinós" [Pabellón Rio Blanco / Estudio Carme Pinós] 28 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <>
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izmonk · May 01, 2015

photos aren't great.

Ryoba · April 29, 2015

This is nicely done. Its the simple use of material and texture that lends to what seems like a nice space to inhabit after a day of being outside. Views of the landscape(where is this in the pictures?), compression inside; makes sense. I agree with Croc, its could be stronger in some sense of surprise; but I dont think it is necessary.

Nice work!

Croco Dile · April 28, 2015

The plan does not make sense to me and the building is lacking the third dimension.
The details look clean but my overall impression is this is just too perfect.
The surprising element is absent in this house.


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