Casa La Blanca / Di Frenna Arquitectos

Casa La Blanca / Di Frenna Arquitectos

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Colima, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  342
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Lorena Darquea
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Lafarge Holcim, CASTEL, Helvex, Hunter Douglas, Modul Studio, VALVO
  • Other Participants : Matia Di Frenna Müller, Luis Flores, Mariana de la Mora
  • Architect In Charge : Matia Di Frenna Muller
  • City : Colima
  • Country : Mexico
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© Lorena Darquea

Text description provided by the architects. A lattice screen fading in the white walls by day, at night a screen of light and shadows is presented on the façade of Casa la Blanca. One of the typical Mexican lattices, widely used for decades in the State of Colima, within its cities and on the coast to protect itself from the intense sub-humid warm climate and its strong climatic changes. It is used as a skin to protect the house, giving privacy, security, effects of light and shadow indoors and outdoors.

© Lorena Darquea
Lower Floor Plan
© Lorena Darquea

The house bets on a completely interior environment with its "U" -shaped floor, separating both the social and coexistence space on the ground floor and the private space on the upper floor. The lattices molded by hand in white concrete, fade into their walls trying to integrate to create a uniform body within the volume of the house.

© Lorena Darquea

The "U" shape is located in a way to protect itself from sunning, creates an interior patio that gave us the same terrain by having a tree called "Cuajiote colorado" or better known as "papelillo", because of the red bark that is released as flakes in the different seasons. The red tree, the pool and a fountain create the heart and center of the house.

© Lorena Darquea

The interior is completely illuminated by the openings. The open space its defined by heights and unevenness. The house distribution helps to create a family environment and a inside-outside living surrounded by one of the fundamental parts of the project, the vegetation, highlighting the huge trees of Parota and its tropical environment.

© Lorena Darquea

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Cite: "Casa La Blanca / Di Frenna Arquitectos" [Casa La Blanca / Di Frenna Arquitectos] 16 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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