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House Palma Chit / JC Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 4 March, 2014
House Palma Chit / JC Arquitectura
House Palma Chit / JC Arquitectura, © Wacho Espinosa
© Wacho Espinosa

© Wacho Espinosa © Wacho Espinosa © Wacho Espinosa © Wacho Espinosa + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cancún, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Carral
  • Collaborator

    Armando Pelayo
  • Construction

    JC Arquitectura
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Wacho Espinosa
© Wacho Espinosa

Text description provided by the architects. Housing solution for a typical suburban family house plot.

This house was designed for a young family, the main idea is to make it efficient by using the maximum space of a small  lot with 8 meters in the front. It has load-bearing walls on the sides with precast concrete slabs placed with a crane in the construction site.

© Wacho Espinosa
© Wacho Espinosa

The lot was chosen to benefit the most useful areas with a north orientation: living room, dining room and the master room.

© Wacho Espinosa
© Wacho Espinosa

In the low floor the main entrance is located in the corner of the living room, making a first impression of “more in less”, with no columns and beams that limit the space. This area melts with the outside garden and the pool. By opening the glassed doors we integrate the covered outdoor  and the interior so used in tropical weather. 

© Wacho Espinosa
© Wacho Espinosa

The upper level has a master bedroom and a wide area use as a one big bedroom (for kids when they are little) or 2 small bedrooms (when the kids required independence) both zones share the toilet area. The top floor has a multifunctional space with a toilet area, than can be used for guest, a productive activity, or as an extra room if it is necessary.


Materials are expressed apparent, local precast concrete block in walls, apparent concrete  slabs in ceilings and polish cement floors. This house aims to be an exercise in economy in tropical detached houses.

Cite: "House Palma Chit / JC Arquitectura" 04 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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