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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.

HDJ58 house in Tijuana, Mexico by T38studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

 
May 30th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: T38studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

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.

Image Courtesy © Alfredo Zertuche

  • Architects: T38studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Project: HDJ58 house
  • Location: Tijuana, Mexico, Baja California
  • Photography: Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Alfredo Zertuche
  • 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
  • Software used: Autocad, skethcup, 3dstudio, photoshop and Illustrator.

Image Courtesy © Alfredo Zertuche

This house is designed as an experimentation into weight. Juxtaposing  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.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casals-Aguirre

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

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casals-Aguirre

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

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Image Courtesy © Alfredo Zertuche

Image Courtesy © Alfredo Zertuche

Image Courtesy © Alfredo Zertuche

Image Courtesy © Alfredo Zertuche

Image Courtesy © Alfredo Zertuche

Image Courtesy T38studio

Image Courtesy T38studio

Image Courtesy T38studio

Image Courtesy T38studio

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