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Paracaima House, Mexico / by DCPP arquitectos

 

Paracaima House, Mexico / by DCPP arquitectos

DCPP arquitectos sent us their project, Paracaima House, a private residence located in MĂ©xico City. Completed in 2008, the 360m2 house consists of two concrete volumes. More text and images from the architects follow the break.

Paracaima House, Mexico / by DCPP arquitectos

© Luis Gordoa

The site is 400m2 and has a number of restrictions on the sides and the front. We used these restrictions to give shape to the house always searching for the maximum amount of open areas and good orientation. This gave us a project that consists of two intersecting volumes: the first volume consists of a large, structural, concrete arch, 25 cm thick by 7.5 m wide, which carries the second volume. This first volume contains the main open area with an open terrace and the roof covering at 7.5 m high on one side, and the other side holds the library.

Paracaima House, Mexico / by DCPP arquitectos

© Luis Gordoa

The wood used to pour the concrete was used again for some of the woodwork inside the house, such as the doors.

Paracaima House, Mexico / by DCPP arquitectos

© Luis Gordoa

The second volume, in contrast with the big arch, is considerably more closed and contains all the private areas of the house.

CASA PARACAIMA
Location: MĂ©xico D.F.
Date: 2007-2008
Built Surface: 360 m2

PROJECT: DCPP arquitectos (Pablo PĂ©rez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas)
COLLABORATORS: Carlos González
CONSTRUCTION: DCPP construcciones
STRUCTURAL CALCULATION: Rodolfo Valles
PHOTOGRAPHY: Luis Gordoa

 
 
 
Paracaima House, Mexico / by DCPP arquitectos
 
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