Casa del Callejón

Ciudad de México
Architects
dmp arquitectura
Year
2007
Diseño
dmp arquitectura

Finishing off an alley of a popular colony at the foot of the Ajusco Hill, the house of three floors pretends to integrate itself to the context with a material of a deep social meaning, the block of concrete. The scheme was thought to exploit the maximum line of vision as possible in the public spaces within a plot of 87 m2 and a limited budget. The access is through a vestibule with eyesight to a small patio with vegetation and stones taken from the site, same that spreads the visual of the dinning-room with double height. In the second level there’s a studio opened to a terrace contained by a tree of an adjacent smallholding. The entity has an initial program of 149 m2 with double height spaces that are reduced to allow new areas and finally reach a surface of 176 m2.

This constructed prototype of progressive housing is focused to the population that has access to loans ranging between $40,000 and $50,000 USD, with an income of 8.5 to 11 minimum wages; which is located within estates in the limits of the urban sprawl of Mexico City. It has as main objective to offer space quality as unques-tionable method to improve the quality of life of the people who inhabit there; to offer spaces that they encourage the reflection; that they suggest spiritual freedom through isolation from the urban bustle.

Related Projects

  • Ulm Public Prosecutor’s Office
    Schulz und Schulz
  • Studie Crusch
    CAVIGELLI & ASSOCIATES AG
  • Wohnungsbau "Wilhelms IX" Wiesbaden
    BGF+ Architekten
  • London Kensington
    TERRAZA BALEAR SL
  • Son Paraiba
    TERRAZA BALEAR SL

Magazine

Other Projects by dmp arquitectura

Casa Fuentes
Estado de México
“Central Onceveintitrés”
Ciudad de México
Invierno 24
Mexico D.F.
BM14
Ciudad de México
C34
Ciudad de México
D45
Ciudad de México