Texcoco House / Dosa Studio

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  • Architects: Dosa Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  240
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Marcos Betanzos
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Basaltex, Isla Urbana, Mezcla Brava, Tekno-Step
  • Architect In Charge: Sergio Sousa, Raúl Medina, Abraham Servin
  • Collaborators: Sergio Sousa, Raúl Medina, Abraham Servin
  • City: Texcoco
  • Country: Mexico
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Texcoco House / Dosa Studio - Facade
© Marcos Betanzos

Text description provided by the architects. A house is probably the first thing that a human being relates to the feeling of ownership. In our childhood we used to eat, play and dream inside of it, we used to hang with our family there, sharing feelings and thoughts that made us call this place “home”. To keep alive all of this experiences is one of the main points to maintain the functional side and take benefit of the structural foundation; as well as propose different elements to create new environments inside the house to create unforgettable memories. Located in the State of Mexico, in a growing urban side of the outskirts of Texcoco, Casa Texcoco takes place. The project consists of the renovation of a house where a whole family lives.

Texcoco House / Dosa Studio - Stairs, Handrail
© Marcos Betanzos

The construction is based on a two-level structure. The public area is on the ground floor and the first level is for the private area; both spaces maintained their functionality in the project. As well as a cube in the façade that brings uniqueness to the construction since it was built. The project merges itself with the environment in different forms, such with a lattice that allows light and air flow freely and works as a connection between the inside and the outside. Other important assets are two subtractions in the facet, the first one is a window that frames the landscape, and the second one allows the growth of the already existent nature. A sort of small modifications was made inside the house, changing materials and furniture to create more than one atmosphere. The use of white coats, simple wooden elements, and polished concrete helped through the renovation to generate the perfect environments for each area.

Texcoco House / Dosa Studio - Countertop, Sink
© Marcos Betanzos
Lower Floor Plan
Texcoco House / Dosa Studio - Table, Sofa, Chair
© Marcos Betanzos

The size of the existent subtractions was increased to obtain more ventilation, lightness, and amplitude. The whole project was thought as a time element, being the light dissection one of the most important concepts for it. The lattice, the dome, and the different subtractions make that the lighting entrance creates a spectacular shadow show to admire through the entire day. The sky fuses with the walls by painting them on a light blue color, playing with a geometric shadow that delicate the edges of the house. With all these assets, Casa Texcoco becomes a place to have moments of peace on a modern environment.

Texcoco House / Dosa Studio - Facade
© Marcos Betanzos
Texcoco House / Dosa Studio - Facade, Concrete
© Marcos Betanzos

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Address:Texcoco, State of Mexico, Mexico

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Cite: "Texcoco House / Dosa Studio" 13 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/883097/texcoco-house-dosa-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

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