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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Casa CC in Chihuahua, Mexico by Parque Humano

 
February 3rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Parque Humano

The house resides in an splendid semi-arid climate plot of 2,200 m2  at an elevation of 1,450 m above sea level. The climate zone has maximum temperatures above 38° C and lows reaching slightly below -8° C with rare snowfall but common frost from December to March. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Chihuahuan Desert may be the most biologically diverse desert in the world, whether measured on species richness or endemism.

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  • Architects: Parque Humano
  • Project: Casa CC
  • Location: Ciudad de chihuahua, Mexico
  • Type: Commission
  • Total Area: 650 m2
  • Client: Private
  • Status: Complete
  • Design Phase: 2005-2009
  • Construction Phase: 2009-2011

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  • Project Team: Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamín González Henze con Omar Martinez
  • Structure: D.E.C.S.A.
  • Electrical: Islas Ingenieria
  • Interior Design: Parque Humano
  • Landscape Design: Parque Humano
  • Lighting Design: Parque Humano
  • Photographs: Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto.

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The house occupies a natural ledge in the hillside, facing the view to the east and turning its back to the winds coming from the north, we have privileged the views to the city and the panorama hills of the valley. The house has a mixed structure of steel and concrete, plus outer faces of stone to create a rapport with the surroundings. The inside walls are in white stucco, while the ceilings lined with wood.

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The house is developed as one floating volume and a semi buried podium. The main floor accommodates the living and dining spaces, kitchen, studio and the master bedroom. The basement accommodates a multipurpose room and 3 bedrooms. The challenge was to create a house in which each interior space is generally  referred to more than one exterior, creating a continuity between  landscape and building and transcending conventional distinctions between inside and outside.

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy Paul Rivera

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