paul cremoux studio: cormanca house, mexico city
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may 22, 2013
paul cremoux studio: cormanca house, mexico city


‘cormanca house’ by paul cremoux studio, mexico city, mexico
image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW
all images courtesy of paul cremoux studio

 

 

 

international studio paul cremoux studio has just shared with us images of their newest structure, the ‘cormanca house’ in mexico city,
that aims to make the most of the tight 176 m2 site to give the owners a residence with layers of complexity and access to ventilation and
light from every space. dark slade stone panels are used to veneer the exterior surfaces and appear periodically in the interior to give depth
to the spaces with their naturally textured characteristics. warmer beech wood offsets the heavier stones completing a full range of color
within the home. the second level is used primarily as an outdoor patio, where the house tries to push the definition of courtyard by creating
a relationship between the horizontal interior and exterior program and the new vertical green wall that serves as a backdrop to the entire
construction. containing over 4000 different plants, the vegetated wall is seen as a natural regulator for humidity, temperature, and air quality,
taking out a large surface area of what would otherwise absorb a considerable amount of heat. three heat expulsion chimneys located within
the house helps maintain a comfortable interior temperature by using a stack effect to suck out hot air. recyclable materials, environmentally-
friendly paints, and an effective use of cross ventilation add to the numerous passive strategies used to assure the efficient functioning of the home.

 

 


ground floor courtyard and green wall
image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 


second level terrace
image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 


image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 


upper level hallways and entrance to bedrooms
image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 


staircase
image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 


white walls, stone facades, and beech wood fulfill a full chromatic range
image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 


tall living room space
image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 


exterior facade
image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 


(left) front elevation
(right) entrance
image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 


image © héctor armanado herrera and PCW

 

 

 


full article here

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

design architect: paul cremoux w.
project team: anna giribets martin
structural engineering: arch. ricardo camacho
equipment engineering: josé antonio linomina, DIA.
sustainability consultant: josé antonio linomina, DIA.
vertical gardening: josé antonio linomina, DIA.
general contractor: fermín espinosa, alfredo galván, factor eficiencia
photos: héctor armanadoherrera and PCW

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