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Zirahuén House by Intersticial Arquitectura situated in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico | The Hardt
Zirahuén House (2016) by Intersticial Arquitectura situated in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. Casa Zirahuen is the first stage of a two twin house project that creates a small dwelling in a residential area in Querétaro’s periphery. Facing the residential monotony in typology and isolation of the area generated between the 7 meters high adjoining walls, the proposal’s idea based on shaping a different integration to the site, one that dignifies and offers better ways of living in its outside and inside space. Some of the principal challenges to solve were to create a product that makes use of passive design strategies, local constructive methods and a commercial competitive scheme which is sensitive to a complex real estate context. The house works around a main guiding axis that splits and distributes the public program in the ground floor and the private program in the first level. The use of a central patio works as a natural lantern that articulates and ventilates, a witness to the house’s everyday life.
© Marcos Betanzos
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