House in Tijuana by T38 studio
and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

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House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Architects T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre have completed a house in Tijuana, Mexico, with a twisted first floor that cantilevers across the garden.

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

The glass and concrete ground floor of the house contains bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms that are easily accessible for the elderly couple that live there.

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

A floating concrete staircase leads up to the projecting first floor, which houses a guest bedroom and study.

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

The house is positioned on a triangular site with a narrow street facade and a pathway running along the side of the house leads down to the garden behind.

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Other interesting projects in Mexico from the Dezeen archive include a concrete house with wonky windows and the world’s first space terminal for tourists - see them all here.

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Photography is by Pablo Casals-Aguirre and Alfonso Medina.

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Here's some more text from T38 studio:


Located in Tijuana, México, Ph4 house’s main objective is to create a balance between privacy and openness, the project was mainly developed from two constraints.

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

The first one is that the house will be inhabited by an elderly couple, so most of the program is on the first floor, a long glass and concrete box which breaks in the transition between the public and private space. Superimposed is a solid volume which fragments itself in the opposite direction as the one below, ending in a 7 meter cantilever.

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

The second is the site, a triangle in which only 10 meters are facing the street, the rest of the perimeter is adjacent to other houses. It was decided to set the main volume on the center of the site, thus creating connections between interior and exterior along the succession of programatic spaces.

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

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Project Architects: T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre
Team: Alfonso Medina, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Mauricio Kuri, Oscar González

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

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Collaborators: Lucía Arroyo, Alina Castañeda y Adriana Medina. Construction: Taller38
Project Year: 2010

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Construction: 2011
Site surface: 496m2

House in Tijuana by T38 studio and Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Built surface: 358m2
Location: México, Tijuana, Baja California.

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    Probably the only thing I didn't like were the stairs —too heavy visually.

    But overall an awesome project. Felicidades :)

  • junior

    so 80's

  • Joey J

    Love the stairs. The way the first step floats off the floor… beautiful detail.

  • Mike

    Doesn't seem right to swing the upper level towards the north end. That could've been a reason to create shade.