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CAP House / Estudio MMX

  • 01:00 - 15 October, 2013
CAP House / Estudio MMX
CAP House / Estudio MMX, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Category

  • Project Architects

    Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio Del Rio, Emmanuel Ramirez, Diego Ricalde
  • Team

    Javier Moctezuma, Erendira Tranquilino
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Year

  • Photography

    Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

Text description provided by the architects. Located in a residential neighborhood at the west of Mexico City, the house responds to a fragmented urban environment where the volumetric configuration of the buildings creates an uneven landscape of colors and volumes.

CAP House / Estudio MMX, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

The proposal adopts the logic of its context, and applies it within the plot by subdividing the program into its diverse parts. Each space takes shape as a response to the specific needs of the program and gets added onto a larger cluster of articulated volumes. 

© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

Thus, the formal manifestation of the idea gets away from the more traditional operation of subdividing a larger envelope and instead, works with a logic of adding units of varying characteristics to create an ensemble rather than a standalone piece. This project explores the idea of the room as the basic unit of the house. The dwelling should not be the result of fragmenting a larger envelope, on the contrary, it should be the outcome of adding multiple rooms, each one with its own scale, proportions and identity. 


The scale of each room and the openings of the volumes are determined by the needs of the interior spaces, thus they manifest through the façade as a relaxed and non-committed gesture. Nodes of vertical movement, courtyards and gardens create a balance within the sequential progression of rooms across the site. 


The geometric outcome of this operation creates an articulated pattern of interlocked volumes and voids that complement one another within the scheme. 

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Cite: "CAP House / Estudio MMX" [Casa CAP / Estudio MMX] 15 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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