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T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre | HDJ 58

Architecture T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre | HDJ 58

Single family house in Tijuana, on a site where we are developing ten other single family infill houses on sites that range from 300 sq m to 450 sq m. This is house is designed as an experimentation into weight. Juxtaposing the a solid black box, that is covered in volcanic stone native to Mexico on top of a lightweight white box that contains the public part of the house.

T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre | HDJ 58

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre | HDJ 58

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

The black box is the private part, perforated by vertical openings that are not percieved from outside, creating a set of terraces around the whole perimeter. The first floor has openings throughout as to blend the interior and exterior spaces.

T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre | HDJ 58

© Alfredo Zertuche

T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre | HDJ 58

© Alfredo Zertuche

From the street, you enter through an axis that slices the site in two, having a view towards the city. On the right side there is a studio for the owner who is a psychologist and the main entrance to the house is towards the back of the site.

T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre | HDJ 58

© Alfredo Zertuche

T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre | HDJ 58

© Alfredo Zertuche

The lower part of the house is an open floor plan that contains the living room, dining room and kitchen.

Location: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Architects: T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre
Project team: Alfonso Medina, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Lucía Arroyo.
Collaborators: Oscar González, Sara Díaz, Ana Darice Payan.
Construction: Taller38
Project year: 2011
Site surface: 330 m2
Built surface: 300 m2
Photographs : Alfredo Zertuche, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, T38 studio 
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