Mexican Architecture firm Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados completed in 2018 a matte black single-family house in Jardines del Pedregal that plays with small courtyards, terraces and double heights to blend the exterior and the interior.
Lluvia House Technical Information
- Architects: PPAA | Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados
- Location: Jardines del Pedregal, CDMX, Mexico
- Team: Pablo Pérez Palacios + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, José Hadad, Ignacio Rodríguez, Armando Rosas, Fabián Arellano
- Material: Black Concrete
- Type: Houses / Mexican Houses
- Area: 600 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Drawings: © Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados
- Photographs: © Rafael Gamo
We conceive architecture as an open medium and message, one that is constantly put to test, to the multiple relations that are in its surroundings. We follow an inclination for nature, where the weather, soil, textures, and other factors – along with the gradients in each factor – create a sensorial atmosphere.
– PPAA Architects
Lluvia House Photographs
Text by PPAA Architects
Lluvia is a single-family residence located in Jardines del Pedregal, southern Mexico City. It is located in a residential area, and the site has neighboring constructions. One of its main qualities is the natural vegetation found at the back, which became an important asset in the architectural scheme.
The house is conceived as a solid volume that incorporates subtractions along the main axis; these are formed as small courtyards and double heights depending on the program. Our main intention was to merge sections of the main forest-like garden with the interior of the house and let in natural light.
We like to think that the way we have of understanding architecture implies that work cannot be done without considering both communal and personal intentions. Therefore, our conception of architecture is based on an understanding of the body and the relationship everyone establishes with their surroundings.
– PPAA Architects
Lluvia House Floor Plan
Lluvia House Image Gallery
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