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  4. Mexico
  5. Cherem Arquitectos
  6. 2013
  7. P House / Cherem Arquitectos

P House / Cherem Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 28 November, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
P House / Cherem Arquitectos
P House / Cherem Arquitectos, © Enrique Macías
© Enrique Macías

© Enrique Macías © Enrique Macías © Enrique Macías © Enrique Macías + 15

  • Structures and Engineering

    Ing. Javier Ribé
  • Lighting

    Luis Lozoya
  • Construction

    Factor Eficiencia
  • Design Team

    Arq. Miguel Bravo
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Enrique Macías
© Enrique Macías

Text description provided by the architects. Located in Mexico City, P House is built as a single linear stroke of concrete walls that form the silhouette of the house. Two concrete volumes covered with an outer skin are intertwined embracing the natural surroundings creating a central courtyard and a portico to the landscape.

© Enrique Macías
© Enrique Macías

A curved wall leads through access and reveals the first views of the house in which different planes intersect; first is the courtyard and then the garden.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The interior walls, as concrete curtains, slide to let light penetrate inward while showing exterior views and leading us through the house. In the first concrete volume on the ground floor are the public spaces: living room, dining room and games room, all open to the views of the northwest and connected to the garden and terrace. This volume on its first floor contains the private program: two bedrooms that rotate to the east views and light, and a third bedroom that opens to the garden perceiving a view of a wooded area.

© Enrique Macías
© Enrique Macías

As it is located in a wooded area, the silhouette created by the concrete walls produces an effect of fusion between the interior and exterior.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The house develops a dynamic relationship between solid planes and transparencies, allowing crossing views throughout the house, keeping the central courtyard as a core protected by the movement of the concrete walls.

© Enrique Macías
© Enrique Macías
Cite: "P House / Cherem Arquitectos" [Casa P / Cherem Arquitectos] 28 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/571900/p-house-cherem-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884