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C73

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationMexico City, Mexico
CompanyLBR&A
Lead ArchitectBenjamin Romano
Design TeamArchitecture LBR&A: L. Benjamín Romano, Adriana Pérez, Engineers: VAMISA, TGC , CYVSA, Uribe Engineers, GMA, ECOstudio, L+F, IINGEN UNAM, Pilotec, TDC, RECAL, Alfredo Evangelista, Marcos Lima, CORVSA

C73 Architectural Party was conceived to respond site conditions of an over 30 meter height cliff and the surrounded damaged federal forest reserve.The abrupt height invited us to design a liveable diaphanous double cantiliever trust over the forest now reforested as part of the project.The ecological approach was implemented with the use of energetic foundation piles, use of solar panels, proper materiality to protect the skin house and zero drainage to the public sewer. Electrical consumption equals foundation energy piles and sun harvest,Treated water is used to irrigate the forest.