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2012-2013. On 12 meters by 13 meters (39ft by 42ft) plot of land, a monolithic volume is transformed to attain luminous indoor spaces. Slade stone at the exterior facades is contrasted with the soft beach-like wood finish, achieving great definition and space discovery.

Built on a small plot of land 127 m2 (1367 SqFt), the construction rises looking south to the vertical vegetation garden wall. It is three stories high assembly where the main terrace is to be found on the second level, followed by a small lecture studio. This area is intended to radically transform the notion of an “open patio garden” Since there is no space for ensuring a ground courtyard, the main terrace plays a definitive social role. Recyclable content materials, VOC paint, and cross ventilation are highly used and passive energy-temperature control strategies are bound into the core design.

Three heat exhaustion chimney work as primary devices to control the hot temperature in bedroom areas.
The vertical garden is a major air quality and humidity creator, where before there was any plant, now we have planted over 4000.

Vertical garden absorbing 187kg of CO2 per year Green Rooftop Gardens 80kg of CO2 per year vs Heat Island Effect TOTAL CO2 absorbed per year 267kg We would like to think about vegetation not only as a practical temperature-humidity comfort control device or as a beautiful, energetic view but also as an element that acts as a light curtain, accomplishing the idea of a theatrical, dramatic plane, where more space is to be found at the back.

Design Architect: Paul Cremoux W.
Project Team:
Anna Giribets Martin.

Structural Engineering:

Rogelio Carmona.
MEP Engineering, Sustainability Consultant, and Vertical Garden:
Ing. José Antonio Lino Mina, DIA.
General Contractor:
Fermín Espinosa,
Alfredo Galván, Factor Eficiencia
Héctor Armanado Herrera and PCW