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Iturbide Studio / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

Iturbide Studio / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

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Mexico City, Mexico
  • Design:Mauricio Rocha, Gabriela Carrillo
  • Collaborators:Rafael Carrillo, Gerson Huerta, Pavel Escobedo, Esterlina Campuzano, Elizabeth Waites, Enrique Ibarra.
  • Models:Francisco Ortiz
  • Construction:Rafael Carrillo – Taller 499
  • Structural Engineering:Grupo SAI Gerson Huerta – Ingeniería Estructural Sismoresistente
  • MEP:Tomás Rodríguez
  • Client:Graciela Iturbide
  • City:Mexico City
  • Country:Mexico
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Text description provided by the architects. On a plot of 7x14 in the Barrio del Niño Jesús and just a few steps from Graciela Iturbide's house, a small tower of only three levels extruded in a literal way, extrudes its measurements in plan to become a solid piece of clay that de-constructs before its own materiality in very thin and almost imperceptible tensions of steel.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Inside, three planes of wood, concrete, and marble appear stretched from one side to another creating a pair of voids of multiple heights, probably plagued in the near future by patios with gardens, authorship of its owner.

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© Rafael Gamo

Their interior facades insinuate in an almost imperceptible way the conditions of the adjacencies that surround them with a sieve that lets or does not pass the light and later become shadows.

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© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

The service area, the circulations and the large bookcase are grouped in a vertical element that is integrated into the container walls to practically disappear and only give body to the volume.

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A work that above all sought silence, synthesis, continuous, repetitive and almost obsessive use of a single material. A strategic use of the "form" and proportions to make the concrete disappear from the structure and become almost self-supporting.

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© Rafael Gamo

A work that seeks to be mass and emptiness, an ethereal volume that disappears with light and shadow; that it ceases to be, so that the powerful atmosphere that transpires this woman that we so admire inhabits it and makes it his.

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© Rafael Gamo
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Isometric
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© Rafael Gamo

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Address:1, 1a Cda. Heliotropo 2, Barrio del Niño Jesús, 04330 , CDMX, Mexico

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Cite: "Iturbide Studio / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo" [Estudio Iturbide / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo] 22 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/906832/iturbide-studio-taller-de-arquitectura-mauricio-rocha-plus-gabriela-carrillo> ISSN 0719-8884
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Iturbide 工作室/Tallerde Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

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