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CVA House, Mexico City, Mexico 
Wednesday 02 Sep 2009
 
Off the curve 
 
Alberto Mora 
 
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Family house provides bespoke living in Mexico 

Located in the outskirts of Mexico City, the project was designed for a relaxed life-styled family. The long, rectangular site (335 sq m) was constrained on 3 sides by other houses leaving only a short front access face. The house lives around a patio that serves as the continuation of the interior spaces. The design created a series of episodes along the house defined by the use of natural light and materials.

The private spaces are defined by organic or curved volumes while the public spaces hold a more rectilinear and transparent character. The curved surfaces generate textures and shadows using traditional hand made Mexican brick as a lineal weave. These surfaces contrast with the glass and expose concrete elements. The design sought a character made of continuous exercises of contrast: public vs. private, heavy vs. light, light vs. shadow; thus resulting in a contemporary expression of crafted materials.

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