Posted: 03 Aug 2013 02:15 AM PDT
Located in a residential neighborhood composed by large single family houses in the city of Tijuana, we did an exercise of densification.
Inserting a multifamily project that contains four units on a site intended for one single family home. The challenge was how to achieve this, without breaking the scale of the context, something that would blend in based on size, but break with the existing typologies of the surrounding sites.
On the long narrow site, we arranged the units in a linear distribution. Four townhouses built over two different structural grids. The first floor contains circulation and parking, there is a pedestrian entrance on one side and vehicular entrance on the other. Since we needed most of the level free for car circulation, we designed the vertical circulation nucleus as the structural elements that combined with beams, would carry the weight of the whole building. The second floor of each unit is the living space that contains living room, dining room and kitchen with a sliding glass door that opens to a wood deck that is cantilevered over the parking leve. The second floor of each townhouse contains three bedrooms.
With a privileged view of the city, each unit is topped off by a tv room that opens up to a roof terrace.
+ Project facts
Project: T38 studio
+ All images courtesy Pablo Casals-Aguirre, drawings courtesy T38 studio
Posted: 03 Aug 2013 01:34 AM PDT
Single family house in Tijuana, on a site where T38 studio is developing ten other single family infill houses on sites that range from 300 sq m to 450 sq m.
This is house is designed as an experimentation into weight. Juxtaposing the 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. The black box is the private part, perforated by vertical openings that are not percieved from outside, creating a set of terraces around the whole perimeter. The first floor has openings throughout as to blend the interior and exterior spaces. 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.
+ Project facts
Architects: T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre
+ All images courtesy T38 studio
Posted: 03 Aug 2013 01:28 AM PDT
On a site where we are designing 11 single family homes, HDJ86 is one of the first ones to be finished. Built in Tijuana, we have taken advantage of the increidible construction craft that is available, in which construction workers have worked in both the USA and Mexico, so they can perfectly execute construction techniques used in both countries.
Each one of the houses is different and deals with different issues and concerns that we have.
Since most of the architecture of the houses in the context is California style imported from suburban developments in San Diego, we analyzed the archetype form of a house with a sloping roof, its an exploration into that typology.
The program, that of a typical house, is arranged around a double height courtyard that splits the back part of the house into two wings. The front part of the house is sliced by two openings that create exterior courtyards on the second level, bringing light into the central vertical circulation nucleus. Although from the outside, the house is perceived as a single monolithic volume, the inside of transforms itself through a continually changing section that is intersected by multiple planes.
+ Project facts
Architects: T38 studio / Alfonso Medina
+ All images courtesy T38 studio, Alfredo Zertuche & Pablo Casals-Aguirre
Posted: 03 Aug 2013 12:24 AM PDT
+ Statement from Naoya Matsumoto
Production scenery of bar using anded “reed” which grows in Lake Biwa of Shiga Japan.
Seian university of arts which is built in the place looking at Lake Biwa.
There is a class of the art object production using the reed in the class curriculum of the space design class every year.
I rebuilt it in concept “to add the function that a person could use for an art object” a technique and the idea that I cultivated so far.
While production period was selected as two days.
Students carried out the workshop which they thought about waiting on customers sale by their hands from the making of space and created.
Concerning daily limited opening it was a point and the work shop that it was simple and affected the heart of the user, and how you made an attractive place.
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