Location: Querétaro, Mexico
Project Year: 2016
Area: 160 m2
Photo: Diego Cosme
What was the beginning of the Mexican studio
Casa Estudio is an exercise of urban regeneration that revitalizes a deteriorated property in a micro-industrial area in Querétaro. Based on the conditions of the previous building, the architects have created a completely obvious patios, based on constructive methods. Mexican studio keeps its past heritage with dignity and at the same time meets the customers’ needs – to combine residence and workspace, while respecting privacy.
The main challenge was to do more with less.
explained the team of architects.
The architectural scheme extends a studio space on the ground floor, separately forming an apartment on the first floor.
The Main Conception
Industrial side of the house is very well diluted with vegetation that adds a freshness to the design and allows the cross-ventilation. Visitors enter through a small outdoor space to the South of the building, which leads to the building’s public areas. On the zero floor the resident’s work spaces are located, where private offices as well as larger rooms for meetings are laid out.
Above – the living space is located, which has access through exterior staircases leading to the long narrow house ending.
The architects had limited resources for this project, which meant that they could only use basic construction techniques. As you can see, the Mexican studio is built of a simple concrete frame, with naked walls filled in with masonry blocks.
So, perfect solution for low-budget projects – honestly repelled from the existing data and intended for the maximum usage.