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Cerrada de Cortés / DCPP Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Cerrada de Cortés / DCPP Arquitectos
Cerrada de Cortés / DCPP Arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
  • Area

    325.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

Text description provided by the architects. Cerrada de Cortes is a residential project located in San Angel, south of Mexico City. The plot has a rectangular shape and its dimensions are 13 x 36 meters.

The main idea for the house was to create an open space on the ground floor for all the public activities, with the possibility of generating a series of different configurations.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

This space is always in direct relation with the exterior, and has its counterpart in the upper level which hosts the private area which at the same time defines the space.

We sought to have the greatest exterior area possible always related to the public area with a covered transitional space.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

The project was solved leaving the ground floor free of structure, generating a continuous and transparent space which is in constant dialogue with the exterior. A covered terrace works as the space in between inside and outside.

The private area is concentrated in the upper level which makes this space have a particular configuration. This space is more defined and works as the house’s structure.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
Cite: "Cerrada de Cortés / DCPP Arquitectos" 19 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884