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Iguana House / OBRA BLANCA

  • 10:07 - 7 June, 2017
Iguana House / OBRA BLANCA
Iguana House / OBRA BLANCA, © Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno

© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno © Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno © Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno © Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno + 23

  • Constructor

    V+B Construcciones
  • Structural Engineer

    Apolinar Cortez Sanchez
  • Site area

    375 m2
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© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno

Text description provided by the architects. Casa Iguana can be synthesized in three independent volumes connected by a bridge. The space generated in between is delimited by three lattice facades made out of thin clay bricks arranged in the same way in which a tower of cards is raised, evoking the cornices on walls and balconies used in some of the traditional constructions of the region. 

© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
Floor plans
Floor plans
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno

On the ground floor, the single family house has a public and service program organized within the limits of the three volumes. On the first floor, on the other hand, we find an exclusively private program, distributing one bedroom in each volume. 

© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno

The house is supported over a concrete skirting board, a monolithic extension of the foundation that emerges from the earth; like the roots of a tree, reflection of its structural basis.

© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno

Light plays an important role when it works in conjunction with the lattice walls. A game of light and shadow runs through the spaces, materializing the passage of time. 

© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
Sections
Sections
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno

The naturally exposed materials give the house their color and texture inside and outside. The concrete elements and the exposed beam/vault block ceiling system get balanced by the warm feeling of the clay bricks on walls and floors; the external perimeter of each volume is covered with a flattened made by a mixture of white cement and chucum resin. They are all of easy maintenance and enough presence to dignify the work over time.

© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno
Cite: "Iguana House / OBRA BLANCA" 07 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/873093/iguana-house-obra-blanca/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Documentación Arquitectónica - Adrián Llaguno

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