Casa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño

Casa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño

Casa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño - Beam, Windows, HandrailCasa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño - ChairCasa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño - Brick, FacadeCasa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño - Windows, Facade, CourtyardCasa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño - More Images+ 12

• Xalapa Enríquez, Jalapa, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Marcos Betanzos
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Comex, Helvex, Interceramic, VALVO
Casa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño - Windows, Facade
© Marcos Betanzos

Text description provided by the architects. The approach of the house was oriented to provoke a contemporary design with a nod to the environment of the place, rescuing the handmade and the identity of the city of Xalapa. The special requirement on the part of the client is that the house was very naturally illuminated and materials from the area were retaken.

Casa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño - Facade, Column, Arch
© Marcos Betanzos

In the project, three axes were achieved: Architecture, interior design and lighting design. A simple composition of pure volumes gives rise to the main body, creating public and private spaces. The selection of materials was a key factor in the realization of this project: enclosure stone, natural oak wood, apparent concrete, and half red clay table, underline the architecture of this house that is distinguished by its authenticity and its own expression.


The methodology is based on generating the design from within, giving greater weight to a more human experience. The areas despite having different uses, are part of the same volume. This was achieved, for example, in the first floor by removing the walls and adding a special design furniture that ordered and separated the spaces. The furniture was made with artisans and companies from Xalapa.

Casa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño - Chair
© Marcos Betanzos

BCA Design Workshop took special care to take advantage of natural light. It caused the light to disperse gently bathe the main textures. The lighting is resolved with simple luminaires, giving greater weight to the effect caused on the surfaces. The lighting design is inspired by the fireflies, haze, and crafts of Xalapa to give the interior an emotional charge.

Casa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño - Windows, Facade, Courtyard
© Marcos Betanzos

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Cite: "Casa Milán / BCA Taller de Diseño" 09 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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