Project: House Cerrada Reforma 108
Date of conclusion: 2012
Location: San Angel, Mexico City, Mexico
Area: 300 m2
Project Team: DCPP arquitectos (Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de  la Concha Rojas)
Construction: DCPP construcciones
Structural Engeneering: Rodolfo Valles
Photography: Onnis Luque

— House Cerrada Reforma 108 by DCPP Arquitectos —

Cerrada Reforma 108 is a residential project located in San Angel, in the south of Mexico City. The plot is rectangular and its dimensions are 10 x 20 meters.

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DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

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DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

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DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

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The concept of the house parted from the idea of positive and negative space, seeking to create a game of counterparts to define and virtually contain the exterior space.

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

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DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

We decided to construct only half of the plot with a longitudinal block of 5 x 20 meters that corresponds to the house. The negative space is conceived as the open space or public area, which is contained but not occupied, it has exactly the same dimensions but is not built, creating a dialogue between this counterparts.

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

The built block dialogues with its open counterpart through a transparent façade all along the side, leaving open one of its faces. In this way, the only closed elements are the private areas such as bathrooms and kitchen.

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

The counterpart of the transparent façade is a solid wall with the same height that contains the open space. This helps close the visibility towards the neighbors, giving privacy to the house.

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

DCPP Arquitectos, House Cerrada Reforma 108, retirement, black, wood, Mexico, design, architecture, arquitetura, house, home, interiors, luxury, real estate

© Onnis Luque

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