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Casa Diego Rivera / DCPP arquitectos

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 + 20

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.

© Onnis Luque
© 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
© 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.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

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Cite: Jonathan Alarcon. "Casa Diego Rivera / DCPP arquitectos " 11 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/260574/casa-diego-rivera-dcpp-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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