Project: CASA PARACAIMA
Architects: DCPP Arquitectos
Type: Private Residence
Location: México D.F.
Buildable Area: 360 m2
Year of Construction: 2007-2008
Casa Paracaima is a private residence located in México city. Designed by DCPP Arquitectos, this 360 square metre house consists of two concrete volumes and a lot of restrictions to the sides and at the front. The architects used these restrictions to give shape to the house always searching for the maximum amount of open areas and good orientation.
That gave us a project that 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, is much more closed and contains all the private areas of the house.
This volume contains the main open area with an open terrace with the roof passing at 7.5 on one side and on the other side holds the library. The other volume in contrast with the big arch, its much more close and contains all the private areas of the house.