This modern concrete house "Casa Paracaima" is a modern private residence located in México city. Designed the mexican architects, DCPP Arquitectos. The site of this Casa Paracaima is about 400m2 and a lot of restrictions to the sides and at the front. The architect used these restrictions to give shape to the house always searching for the maximum amount of open areas and good orientation.
The casa paracaima project consists of two main volumes that intersect: the first volume consists of a big, structural, concrete arch 25 cm and 7.5 mts. high, that carries the other volume. This volume contains the main open area with an open terrace, with the roof passing at 7.5 on one side. The other side holds the library.
The wood used to pour the concrete was used again in some of the woodwork inside the house, such as the doors. The other volume in contrast with the big arch, its much more close and contains all the private areas of the house.