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House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA

  • 00:00 - 18 May, 2009
House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA
House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA

House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Architect

    PRODUCTORA - Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles
  • Collaborators

    Fernando Sánchez, Ross Adams, Jorge Cárdenas, Iván Villegas, Thorsten Englert
  • Structural Engineering

    José Ramón Castillo
  • Garden Design

    Rocio Amarante
  • Construction

  • Air conditioning

  • Heating

    Enrique Wide
  • Carpentry

    Eduardo Morales
  • Kitchen Installation

    Medel Rust
  • Area

    375.0 m2
  • Project Year


Text description provided by the architects. The House In Chihuahua is part of a golf club community in the desertlike northern region of Mexico. The dwelling was designed to accommodate the special climatic circumstances of the area: in winter temperatures can fall to minus ten degrees Celsius, while in summertime temperatures can rise to above forty degrees Celsius.

The differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary by as much as twenty degrees. To balance the extreme temperature differences, we partially buried the house into the mountain slope to take advantage of the soil’s thermal mass. The colder soil around the house absorbs heat accumulated during the day, and at night the ground gives off heat to the building.

The house is organized around a series of patios and roof openings that provide light, ventilation, and views to different areas of the house. The sloped roof acts as a new topography, which blurs the boundaries between the constructed area and the surrounding landscape.

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Cite: "House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA" 18 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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Chihuahua 的住宅 / PRODUCTORA