casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico
 

casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico

israel espin arquitecto has designed ‘casa rosales’ in response to the effects caused by the earthquake of september 2017 that hit several regions of mexico. the disaster incurred the collapse of part of the client’s house in the community of tlalnepantla morelos in central mexico, therefore, the project sees the construction of a new family home in the same site as the previous building but integrating earthquake resistant design.

casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico

all images courtesy of israel espin arquitecto

 

 

the new design by israel espin utilises locally available materials and labor, resulting in a certain vernacular quality. the building is comprised of an adobe pavilion of two rooms with the same proportions, one serving as a dining room and the other as a kitchen. the floor is made of concrete connected to the stone foundation and the roof is a lattice of wooden beams that has been arranged to receive the rescued tiles from the previous house that collapsed during the earthquake. 

casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico

 

 

the new ‘casa rosales’ has benefited from the direct participation of its inhabitants in the design and production processes of the earth blocks. israel espin arquitecto has created a simple house using local construction materials, while also integrating the required design criteria and earthquake resistant construction that intends to protect the family, and their home, from future earthquakes.

casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico

casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico

casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico

casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico

casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico

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casa rosales by israel espin arquitecto integrates earthquake resistant design in mexico

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘casa rosales’

architect: israel espin arquitecto

location: tlalnepantla morelos, mexico

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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