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Taller | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo |

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Taller | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo |

In a site with dimensions of 7x14 meters, in the Niño Jesus neighborhood, just a few steps from Graciela Iturbide’s home. In this context rises a small tower of just three levels that literally extrudes its floor plant measures to become a solid piece of clay that is De-constructed to its own materiality in very fine and almost imperceptible tensions of steel.

In its interior three planes of wood, concrete and marble appear tensed from one side to another creating a pair of voids of multiple heights, which in the near future will become patios with gardening, authorship of its owner.

Its interior facades insinuate almost imperceptibly the conditions of the context that surrounds them with clay that does not let the light through and later become shadows.

The services, circulations and a long book shelf group as a vertical element that integrates to the containing walls, to practically disappear and highlight the clay volume.

A piece that most importantly seek for silence, synthesis, continuity and a repetitive and almost obsessive use of a singular material. It strategically took advantage of its shape and proportions in a way that concrete could disappear from the structure and it became self-carried.

A piece that aspires to become mass and emptiness, an ethereal volume that disappears with the light and shadow; that stops being so that the strong atmosphere transmitted by this woman whom we admire lives in it and is empowered.

In a site with dimensions of 7x14 meters, in the Niño Jesus neighborhood, just a few steps from Graciela Iturbide’s home. In this context rises a small tower of just three levels that literally extrudes its floor plant measures to become a solid piece of clay that is De-constructed to its own materiality in very fine and almost imperceptible tensions of steel.

In its interior three planes of wood, concrete and marble appear tensed from one side to another creating a pair of voids of multiple heights, which in the near future will become patios with gardening, authorship of its owner.

Its interior facades insinuate almost imperceptibly the conditions of the context that surrounds them with clay that does not let the light through and later become shadows.

The services, circulations and a long book shelf group as a vertical element that integrates to the containing walls, to practically disappear and highlight the clay volume.

A piece that most importantly seek for silence, synthesis, continuity and a repetitive and almost obsessive use of a singular material. It strategically took advantage of its shape and proportions in a way that concrete could disappear from the structure and it became self-carried.

A piece that aspires to become mass and emptiness, an ethereal volume that disappears with the light and shadow; that stops being so that the strong atmosphere transmitted by this woman whom we admire lives in it and is empowered.

Credits

 Mexico City
 Graciela Iturbide
 12/2016
 162
 Mauricio Rocha, Gabriela Carrillo
 Pavel Escobedo, Esterlina Campuzano, Elizabeth Waites, Enrique Ibarra.
 Rafael Carrillo – Taller 499
 Structural Engineering: Grupo SAI Gerson Huerta – Ingeniería Estructural Sismoresistente. Electrical and Hydraulic installation: Ing. Tomás Rodríguez
 Rafael Gamo

Curriculum

Since its foundation, TALLER works aim to develop contemporary architecture, sensitive to the context and to the environment, combining an adequate selection of local materials with state-of-the-art technology available. The dignity and quality of the spaces is constant in all their projects, always looking for the perfect balance of budget, context, typology, and of course, the user. TALLER develops public and private projects, as well as museography, temporal architecture and art interventions. It ́s work is deeply committed to the academy, from teaching to workshops for undergraduates and specialization courses. Throughout their career the rm has received major awards such as gold and silver medals in different National & Internationals Architectural Biennales alike the Latin American and Pan American ones.


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