Casa Chihuahua – Modern House Design by Productora


Located in the desert-like northern region of Mexico, the private house in Chihuahua designed by architecture Productora. This house especially designed to accommodate the special climatic circumstances of the area, in winter temperatures can fall to -10C, while in summertime temperatures can rise above 40C. At night temperatures can drop by as much as 20C. As a solution, the house is partly built into the mountain slope to take advantage of the soil’s thermal mass. The colder soil around the house absorbs heat accumulated during the day, and at night the ground gives off heat to the building. The house is organized around a series of patios and roof openings that provide light, ventilation, and views to different areas of the house. The sloped roof blurs the boundaries between the constructed area and the surrounding landscape.

Architectural Design: PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles)
Collaborators: Fernando Sánchez, Ross Adams, Jorge Cárdenas, Iván Villegas, Thorsten Englert
Project: Private House
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Date: 2008
Area: 375m2
Cost: Approx. 3,400,000 Mexican pesos
Duration: Approx. 18 months (May 2007 – October 2008)
Construction: Baraka
Structural Engineering: José Ramón Castillo
Window Framing: Window Concept
Air conditioning: Corbik
Heating: Enrique Wide
Carpentry: Eduardo Morales
Kitchen Installation: Medel Rust
Garden Design: Rocio Amarante
Photography: Iwan Baan


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