Casa en la Piedad by Cotaparedes Arquitectos offers an exploration of introspective architecture

Casa en la Piedad by Cotaparedes Arquitectos offers an exploration of introspective architecture

21 Jan 2022 News

An exploration of introspective architecture, Casa en la Piedad by Cotaparedes Arquitectos is located within a closed subdivision in the city of La Piedad Michoacán.  

 César Béjar

The site, measuring 10m wide x 35m deep, has the same elongated dimensions as the Gilardi house by the famous Mexican architect Luis Barragán. The Gilardi house has a large ‘Jacaranda’ tree at its centre around which two main volumes of the house are organized. From this precedent, the architects determined the new house should also feature a central patio as a spatial articulator. 

 César Béjar

Another important element was the client’s desire for a basement that makes the best use of the surrounding terrain. With a descending slope of 3 meters towards the bottom, the architects developed the project section to integrate a central courtyard that articulates the longitudinal direction but also has a backyard that allows wind and space to circulate freely around the house. 

 César Béjar

On the ground floor, the central patio delineates public and private areas. To the front are living-dining-kitchen spaces while bedroom areas are located to the rear. A double-height screen wall is included to provide privacy to the kitchen and dining room while still allowing an opening that generates a connection with the exterior. 

 César Béjar

The walls of the central patio extend upward from the basement to a second level. The volume contains two ‘rosewood’ trees that in time will fill the white void with their colour, inviting the inhabitants to reflect and contemplate nature. 

 César Béjar
Related Content
Latest News
Merk X revitalizes Amsterdam Zoo natural history building that was closed for 75 years
20 May 2022 News
Merk X revitalizes Amsterdam Zoo natural history building that was closed for 75 years

The neoclassical building was built between 1850 and 1855 to a design by Johannes van Maurik as a na... More

82,000 unique, hand-crafted tiles clad the new extension to Museum Arnhem by Benthem Crouwel Architects
20 May 2022 News
82,000 unique, hand-crafted tiles clad the new extension to Museum Arnhem by Benthem Crouwel Architects

In addition to restoring the original Museum Arnhem building, complete with characteristic historic... More

Estudio MMX interweaves open spaces throughout porous pigmented concrete villa
19 May 2022 News
Estudio MMX interweaves open spaces throughout porous pigmented concrete villa

A sequence of open spaces with a gradual degree of intimacy allow residents to move gently from the... More

Baumschlager Eberle Architekten’s Montagne du Parc demonstrates how concepts of sustainability can be implemented at an early stage of architectural completion
19 May 2022 News
Baumschlager Eberle Architekten’s Montagne du Parc demonstrates how concepts of sustainability can be implemented at an early stage of architectural completion

The largest project completed by Baumschlager Eberle Architekten in Europe to date, the new Montagne... More

Find products by looking at inspirational projects
18 May 2022 Inside Archello
Find products by looking at inspirational projects

Archello’s new Inspiration guide is the world’s first and largest reference guide with a... More

Artlist office design celebrates creativity while emphasizing work, efficiency, and collaboration
18 May 2022 News
Artlist office design celebrates creativity while emphasizing work, efficiency, and collaboration

For busy Israel-based technology company Artlist, designers Switchup created an office concept that... More

Experimental Co-Housing Denver project by Productora provides a compelling model for centrally located, low-cost housing
17 May 2022 News
Experimental Co-Housing Denver project by Productora provides a compelling model for centrally located, low-cost housing

Only a few miles from the downtown area of Denver, this experimental co-housing project by Productor... More

Baumschlager Eberle Architecten create an architectural statement for a natural setting in Alpe Furx
17 May 2022 News
Baumschlager Eberle Architecten create an architectural statement for a natural setting in Alpe Furx

On a sloping site in the Austrian ski resort of Alpe Furx, this holiday and leisure development by B... More

Featured Products
Featured Projects