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CAB House / Estudio MMX

CAB House / Estudio MMX

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Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Architects: Estudio MMX
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  466
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs Photographs:  Rafael Gamo
  • Lead Architects: Estudio MMX
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© Rafael Gamo
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Text description provided by the architects. The plot´s terrain had an impressive descent of 16 meters (52 ft) within its limits. On the bottom, a ravine with a dry creek offers a level of intimacy and contact with nature unmatched by the conditions at street level. The project´s main objective was to reach the lowest point of the terrain. The house needed a sequence of varying levels that translates onto a subtle descent parallel to the natural context.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
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© Rafael Gamo

The atmosphere of the surrounding woods and the slope, refers back to basaltic prisms, geometric stone formations found in mountain cliffs. These ideas drove the design process led by Estudio MMX, and eventually transformed into the formal expression of the house.

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© Rafael Gamo
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Plans
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© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

At first glance, the house has a rather introverted scheme however, through patios and terraces accompanying the spaces in the different levels, it seeks and effectively relates to the exterior. The neutrality of the chosen materials, black bricks and recovered wood, does not compete against the surrounding nature, on the contrary,  it coexists harmonically.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

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Cite: "CAB House / Estudio MMX" [Casa CAB / Estudio MMX] 04 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/940342/cab-house-estudio-mmx> ISSN 0719-8884
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