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  7. Huiini House / S+ diseño

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Huiini House / S+ diseño

  • 12:00 - 24 November, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Huiini House / S+ diseño
Huiini House / S+ diseño, © Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

© Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias + 45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Sara Tamez
  • Project Area

    148.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    Sofía Gómez Plasencia, Adriana del Muro, Susana Caloca
  • Interiors

    Sara Tamez
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

Text description provided by the architects. The project is located in a secluded but privileged spot of the city, in the Primavera forest, where nature merges with the project.

The house emerges as a place of retreat, since the client is a recently retired single woman, with firm, concrete and adventurous ideas.

Planta de Conjunto
Planta de Conjunto

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The client calls for the project as "stacked boxes" as she does not live with curves or inclined ways, hence arises the idea of the house-container.

The house is made of 4 HIGH CUBE containers (30m2), two downstairs and two upstairs, offset, to create two terraces, one on each level. The total area of the house is 120 m2.

© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

The program is divided into ground floor; living room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, master bedroom with bathroom, terrace and tool room. Upstairs is divided into guest bedroom with walk-in closet and bathroom, hall-gallery, studio, terrace and double height living and dining room.

The project has the possibility of being completely open or closed if so desired.

Due to the remoteness of the city and the extent of the site, we added to the program a final container that holds two mini studios with full bathroom each, for guests.

© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

The containers have many advantages such as the recycling of the structure, speed of construction, transfer once built if changing the location of the project is necessary, as the project is modular it can be expanded, etc.

© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

Among the challenges are, temperature control (in this case the project was left with longer facades north-south), the entire interior is lined with thermal acoustic insulation, not only for warmth but also for cold. The constant movement of the metal with the temperature change and noise in the rain.

It also has passive heating systems and soon it will have solar cells. A smart way to recycle through a piece called home.

© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

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Cite: "Huiini House / S+ diseño" [Casa Huiini / S+ diseño] 24 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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