Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (1)

Nirau house is a eco-friendly home recently completed by Paul Cremoux Studio.

Description by Paul Cremoux: The project foresees the opportunity to use reinterpretation as a consistent creative tool. By mimicking orientation strategy and a very simple functional diagram, the new construction relinks to the notion of history and accustomed-living behavior patterns. Open space allow direct sun light to enter from the south side, east and west side are offset inner plot, so only north side is at property line. The idea is to transit from a 2,754 sq.ft. Old construction to a 1,937 sq.ft. one, mainly same program, roughly different space quality experience.

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (5)

Weather analysis help us to decide various key features: Mexico City climate plays a very important roll, since 70% of the days per year can be used for outdoor living. The main living-dining area can be completely open into the deck terrace making the relatively small indoor space larger. The deck floor transform itself into the façade, this is the patio elevation that mostly will be enjoy at all times.

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (3)

All rain water is picked up by the roof and main terrace, then passes thru two main carbon activated filters, and becomes drinking water, so there is almost no water dependency from the grid. By using our performance base design procedure, we envision a maintenance cost of $15usd per month (electricity consumption and natural gas comprised). We worked with Green Building Studio and Sefaira metrics to achieved energy savings and 2030 challenge (yet to be performance proved).

Architects: Paul Cremoux Studio
Structural Engineering: Arch. Ricardo Camacho
MEP Engineering, Sustainability Consultant and vertical garden: Ing. José Antonio Lino Mina, DIA.
Location: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Year: 2015
Area: 1,937 sqft / 180 sqm

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (2)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (15)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (12)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (10)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (9)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (13)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (14)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (11)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (4)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (7)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (6)

Small Eco-Friendly Home in Mexico City by Paul Cremoux Studio (8)

Most Recent

Most Popular

Highland East House

Highland East House by COLAB Architecture + Urban Design

The Highland East House is a 4,300 square foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom residence located in Portland’s SW Hills. The design harkens back to a Pacific Northwest style of mid-century modern houses constructed in Portland in the nineteen sixties.
Modern Living Space 13

Modern Living Space by Sue Murphy Interior Design

This project is a modern living space designed by Sue Murphy Interior Design based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A bold, contemporary kitchen-dinning space with a...
Minimalist Single Storey Terrace House by Fabian Tan Architect 5

Minimalist Single Storey Terrace House / Fabian Tan Architect

The house is a typical single storey terrace house on a plot of 23' x 75' land. The original house layout is typically closed and the brief was to create an open plan on one side and private rooms on the other side of the dividing center wall.
Fish Creek House - a Small, Off-the-Grid Holiday Home by ArchiBlox

Fish Creek House, a Small Off-the-Grid Holiday Home by ArchiBlox

The Fish Creek House was designed to maximize sustainability & liveability. Careful positioning takes full advantage of natural cooling, heating, and lighting.

Modern Australian Farm House with Passive Solar Design

This modern Australian farm house was designed by Archterra Architects in Margaret River, Western Australia. Description by Archterra: This house sits along a ridge between...

More Articles Like This

HomeWorldDesign