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casa pR34
Rojkind Arquitectos

January 03, 2005 /

Tecamachalco, Mexico

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Photo: Jaime Navarro
The curving forms, resembling two bodies in motion, were inspired by the occupant who is a ballet dancer.

The casa pR34 is situated on the rooftop of a existing house. The project involved the gutting and rethinking of the existing late 60s house and the independent structure for the owners daughter.

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Photo: Jaime Navarro
The interlocking shapes, covered in red steel plates, are placed at different levels. The first level contains the kitchen, dining and living area, the second level, a half flight down, the TV room and the master bedroom.

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Photo: Jaime Navarro
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Photo: Jaime Navarro
The design incorporates the roof of the existing house, paved with the remains of the chipped lava rocks used for the wall of the house, as a garden terrace. The acrylic skylights become stools, benches and chaise lounges that changes color with an interior lighting system.

A selection of prehispanic organ plants add a lunar feeling to the terrace.

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Photo: Jaime Navarro
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Photo: Jaime Navarro
The exterior steel plates, shaped as in a car body shop, are also painted with car paint. The interior of the rolled steel beam structure is covered with chipboard treated with an off-white resin. A fire retardant, thermal and accoustical insulation, is placed between the exterior steel plates and the chipboard.

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Image courtesy Rojkind Arquitectos

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Drawing courtesy Rojkind Arquitectos

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Drawing courtesy Rojkind Arquitectos 

Facts about casa pR34

Total area:

140 square meters

Architects:
Rojkind Arquitectos

Project team:

Agustin Pereyra
Beatriz Diaz
Alvaro Sordo
Maria Carrillo
Gian Paolo

Structural engineer:
Ing. Jorge Cadena

Contractor:

Factor Eficiencia
Arq. Fermín Espinosa
(Arq. Ricardo Brito)

Plumbing/Electrical:

Ing. José Ignacio Báez
Ing. Jesús Saldaña

 

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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