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2018 MCHAP

Acolhaus House

Laura Sanchez Penichet, Carlos Rodriguez Bernal / SPRB Arquitectos

Guadalajara, Mexico

February 2016


Laura Sánchez Penichet / SPRB arquitectos Carlos Rodríguez Bernal / SPRB arquitectos


Ricardo Valdivia / SPRB arquitectos (Project Architect) Orlando Quintero / SPRB arquitectos (Architect) Cécile Bernicot / SPRB arquitectos (Architect) Víctor Tomás / SPRB arquitectos (Architect) Christina Gonnsen / SPRB arquitectos (Architect) Alberto Capilla / SPRB arquitectos (Architect) Jaime Velasco (General Contractor / Builder) Andrés Velasco / BEST - Bufete de Estudios y Soluciones Técnicas (Structural Engineer)


Guillermo Guadalupe Sánchez Rivera


Lorena Darquea Schettini


As if it were the case of a precious musical instrument, the house is a robust wrapping that develops around the position of a majestic Bösendorfer piano. The main spaces are related to both the central courtyard and the surrounding gardens, either for functional relationships or for comfort issues given the mild climate of Guadalajara.


The house is located in a residential area of the city of Guadalajara peculiar for its hills, as well as densely wooded public parks. Adjacent to one of these parks is a private condominium formed by three houses, of which our project is the one that enjoys the best views of the park and is surrounded by gardens.


Introverted to its neighbors, exploits its privileged position of contiguity to a public park. To the orthogonality of the plant, the section is contrasted with its different interior reliefs of the roofs in successive variations of scale, intimacy and hierarchy of spaces. An honest materiality has been intended, both in its construction systems and in its finishes.

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