Calero is born with the idea of re-using the necessary material for constructing an architectural project, creating a new project where the old material is part of a new house. In this specific case we used centering wood. The material is at the same time construction remainder and the construction in itself, treating it with complete honesty, without modifying it, only reutilizing it.
It transforms form being a necessary element for the realization of the house, to being part of the house itself. We used it exactly as we found it after being used, and as such, its physical characteristics are the ones that define the structure and it’s finishing touches.
Calero is about a dual concept. In one hand, the idea of making the material evident, as opposed to having the necessity to hide it, and the other is about a recycling conscience, making this project sustainable in every aspect; not only in ecological terms, but social and theoretical as well.
The idea of sustainability is obtained by using everything that would otherwise be considered as trash. Using this material as a structural solution with the thought of creating a habitable space.
Location: México D.F.
Built Surface: 90 m2
PROJECT: DCPP arquitectos (Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas)
STRUCTURAL CALCULATION: Rodolfo Valles Mattox
CONSTRUCTION: DCPP Construcciones
PHOTOGRAPHY: Onnis Luque