Project: Red brick house / Saint Peter House
Architects: Estudio Tecalli, Proyecto Cafeína
Architects in Charge: Leonardo Neve, Diego Vilatela, Roberto Martinez, María Menéndez
Design Team: Ana Paula Borbolla, Juan Yanuzzo, Javier Flores, Jesús Amezcua, Roberto Tlatelpa, Daniel Serrano, Otli Campos Carrillo
Location San Pedro Cholula, Mexico
Area: 118.0 m2
Photographs: Patrick Lopez Jaimes, Roberto Martínez
This red brick house is the result of the collaboration between Proyecto Cafeína and Estudio Tecalli. The project integrates regional material element and is located in San Pedro Cholula, Puebla in México. The red brick house is designed from a high tech, local handmade perspective. This residence integrates regional materiality elements like the red brick due to the closeness of the local brick producers in San Pedro Cholula.
The material is arranged in an artisanal way, allowing expressive geometry due to the modular repetition. This introverted house incorporates natural lighting through the lattice and window openings defined by the interior programme and outside relevant views.
The inside space is articulated through a central lounge that integrates living room, dining room, kitchen and the main bedroom in the second level. Serving as a vestibule to the top floor programme: Service areas, guest bedroom, and roof garden. All surrounding an inner courtyard for an adequate lighting and ventilation.