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Refurbishment in Architecture

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CR House / DAS

  • 01:00 - 31 March, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
CR House / DAS
CR House  / DAS, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 19

  • Architects

    DAS
  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Gerardo Asali, Pedro Sánchez, Andrea Cruz, Jesús Ávila, Daniel Mastretta.
  • Project Area

    770.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Yoshihiro Koitani, Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

The project consists of refurbishing a home in the neighborhood of Tlacopac San Ángel. The ambition is to re-program a 2 bedroom apartment on one floor, into a house with 2 floors, recording studio, yoga room, suite and roof garden, with the intention of expanding the garden area downstairs.

Upper Floor Plan
Upper Floor Plan

The design language seeks clean lines and the neutrality of the elements in their natural condition, white walls, windows, domes, natural color woodwork, a deck intervened by elements of spatial continuity for its everyday use and minimal maintenance.

© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

The house revolves around a patio that comes from the original structure as a focal point between the ground floor, double height, and second floor.

© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

In terms of sustainability, we implemented several measures: reduction of energy consumption in the house based on orientation, lighting, and natural ventilation, thus providing thermal comfort to the living spaces. Re-conditioning green areas with controlled irrigation; rainwater harvesting; agglomerated recycled material with rice husk (renewable fiber) and polyethylene for the deck on terrace; recycling existing structure and materials for the expansion on the second floor; use of the fifth facade to double the green footprint on the site.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

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Cite: "CR House / DAS" [Casa CR / DAS] 31 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/491429/cr-house-das/> ISSN 0719-8884

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