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PAUL CREMOUX studio

PAUL CREMOUX studio

México Distrito Federal, MX

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South Facade / Casa Nirau
South Facade / Casa Nirau
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Casa Nirau

DESIGN DESCRIPTION

The project foresees the opportunity to use reinterpretation as a consistent creative tool. By mimicking orientation strategy and a very simple functional diagram, the new construction relinks to the notion of history and accustomed-living behavior patterns. Open space allow direct sun light to enter from the south side, east and west side are offset inner plot, so only north side is at property line. The idea is to transit from a 2,754 sq.ft. Old construction to a 1,937 sq.ft. one, mainly same program, roughly different space quality experience.

Weather analysis help us to decide various key features: Mexico City climate plays a very important roll, since 70% of the days per year can be used for outdoor living. The main living-dining area can be completely open into the deck terrace making the relatively small indoor space larger. The deck floor transform itself into the façade, this is the patio elevation that mostly will be enjoy at all times.

All rain water is picked up by the roof and main terrace, then passes thru two main carbon activated filters, and becomes drinking water, so there is almost no water dependency from the grid. By using our performance base design procedure, we envision a maintenance cost of $15usd per month (electricity consumption and natural gas comprised). We worked with Green Building Studio and Sefaira metrics to achieved energy savings and 2030 challenge (yet to be performance proved).

Credits.
Design Architect:
Paul Cremoux W.
Project Team:
Structural Engineering:
Arch. Ricardo Camacho 
MEP Engineering, Sustainability Consultant and vertical garden:
Ing. José Antonio Lino Mina, DIA.
General Contractor:
ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
and PAUL CREMOUX studio.
Photos by:
PCW.
Status:
Built.

 
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Status: Built
Location: México, MX
Firm Role: Design Architect
Additional Credits: All Photos by PCW.

 
South Facade / Casa Nirau
South Facade / Casa Nirau
Street Facade / Casa Nirau
Street Facade / Casa Nirau
Pedestrian Interior Entry / Casa Nirau
Pedestrian Interior Entry / Casa Nirau
East Facade / Casa Nirau
East Facade / Casa Nirau
Window / Casa Nirau
Window / Casa Nirau
Dining window / Casa Nirau
Dining window / Casa Nirau
Terrace / Casa Nirau
Terrace / Casa Nirau
Living room / Casa Nirau
Living room / Casa Nirau
Libray Living room and Stairs / Casa Nirau
Libray Living room and Stairs / Casa Nirau
Living room / Casa Nirau
Living room / Casa Nirau