Delfino Lozano’s RR House Features Pine Joinery And An Under-stair Larder

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Architect Delfino Lozano utilised easy materials to decrease the value of rebuilding of this house in Zapopan, Mexico, which also features a storage region slotted below its staircase (+ slideshow).

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

The consumers, a young couple, asked locally-primarily based Lozano to transform a property on the periphery of the city into a residence with huge living spaces.

The present constructing was deemed to be of small architectural value, so the crew determined to demolish it and replace it with an all-new construction.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

In an try to reduce the value of redeveloping the two-storey property, the side walls of the existing residence on the web site were retained and new spaces slotted in between them.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

Concrete footings and lintel beams were introduced, collectively with steel beams positioned perpendicular to the major axis of the home and extra non-load-bearing walls.


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A folding display separates the street from the house’s front courtyard, exactly where the entrance is sheltered beneath a part of the upper storey that protrudes forwards.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

Inside the constructing, a series of interconnected rooms assists to develop the feeling of spaciousness, and also aids the movement of organic light and ventilation.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

“The simplicity of style makes it possible for for privacy and spaciousness, however enables for organic lighting and ventilation, as nicely as climate manage,” explained Lozano.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

A basic material palette was employed to make best use of the capabilities of nearby labourers. Leaving the concrete, steel and wood exposed assisted minimize costs, while supplying a range of tones and textures.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

“Only 3 sorts of components are used to keep a clean palette of textures pine, steel and concrete,” Lozano informed Dezeen.

“Pine wood was used due to its value versus other sorts of wood and to lessen the weight to the construction,” he added. “It also enables adjustments in the distribution of spaces, warmth of material, and fast and clean set up.”

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

The timber-clad dividing walls offer thermal and acoustic insulation, and the materials is also used for floors, countertops or fitted cabinetry in all of the rooms.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

The house’s entrance opens into a space containing the kitchen, dining and living area. A short set of steps descends to a covered terrace, and its deep treads can be employed for informal seating.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

The concrete staircase ascending to the upper storey accommodates a huge larder beneath, concealed behind a series of wooden doors.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

The stairs lead to a bridge that traverses a complete-height atrium. On one particular side is the master suite, even though the other side accommodates two more bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a media space.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

Clerestory windows let all-natural light to reach the spaces at the centre of the constructing. The bridge’s slatted-steel balustrades complement the exposed beams, emphasising the industrial quality of the interior.

RR House by Delfino Lozano in Zapopan, Mexico

Tokyo architecture studio Suppose Style Workplace utilized a similarly industrial materials palette such as plywood and reclaimed scaffold boards to refurbish its own atelier area, while exposed I-beams, concrete work surfaces and unpainted plaster attribute in a warehouse transformed into a property in east London.

Photography is by César Béjar.


Venture credits:

Architectural Layout: Delfino Lozano
Collaborator: Juan Antonio Ángel
Constructional design and style: Delfino Lozano Armenta
Carpentry: Mauricio Villalbazo

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