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Entreparotas House in Colima, Mexico designed by Di Frenna Arquitectos

The Colima-based architecture firm Di Frenna Arquitectos has recently completed ''Casa Entreparotas'' a beautiful concerete house that located in Colima city, Colima, Mexico.

Project description by the architects:

Entreparotas house is a project which allows its users to live in a constant relation with nature, therefore the premise of choosing a site that would enhance the relevance of the existing flora and a small stream that passes through the terrain. A tropical vegetation, where the parotas and fig trees stand out, generates a jungle atmosphere that made the design concept possible.

a concrete house between tress with small pools outisde image © Lorena Darquea

Imposing concrete volumes that understood the site’s topography, were placed in a studied way, generating a series of paths to wander around the house. The created routes, always grant the vegetation to pop out and allow the user to discover the residence.

a woman walking on the concrete steps toward the entrance of the house image © Lorena Darquea

Selected materials play with a range of neutral and stone-like colors which interpret the essence of a lost ruin in the middle of the jungle, where architecture takes a step back to praise what happens on the outside and also dignifies and favors its components to acquire a perceptible richness as it ages along with the environment.

concrete steps image © Lorena Darquea

Light, wind and rain are elements that surround continuously the building, the perforation of big volumes with windows from floor to ceiling, allow the crossing of small gardens which constantly embrace the house.

Entreparotas House in Colima, Mexico designed by Di Frenna Arquitectosimage © Lorena Darquea

a woman stand-in on the rooftop of the house image © Lorena Darquea

Downstairs the project harbors the heart of the residence; both living and dining rooms are opened completely with a double height ceiling, which resembles a crystal box that intersects the main axis and blurs the boundaries between inside and outside, providing natural lightning to all the spaces, which are connected through stairs that once again bet for enjoyable passages, with the terrace.

Ground Floor PlanGround Floor Plan

First Floor PlanFirst Floor Plan

This last one diverges from the rest of the program surrounded by alternated water bodies that reward a closer contact with the garden, and also accommodates a rooftop which you access through a light structured stair to enjoy a moment of sightseeing.

a concrete home located in the jungle image © Lorena Darquea

a concrete staircase connecting to the rooftop image © Lorena Darquea

The upper level, hosts the most private zones. Walking through the stairs that are placed in the center of the house, to continue with the idea of the importance of light and the direct connection with the context, you reach an elongated corridor whose perspective is extended with the double height of the ground floor which distributes to the bedrooms.

a woman walking on wooden staircase toward upstairs image © Lorena Darquea

The proposed structure solved the possibility of large cantilevers and free wall spaces, that could be perceived completely open toward the back facade. This is how a mixed structure of concrete and steel was chosen and achieved a perfect blend with artisan work in stone walls and parota woodwork.

natural light enters the living room through large glass windows image © Lorena Darquea

dining area with spectacular nature view though large glass walls image © Lorena Darquea

walls made of glass image © Lorena Darquea

a concrete house located among trees in a jungle in Mexico image © Lorena Darquea

amazing outdoor landscape of a home image © Lorena Darquea

Entreparotas House in Colima, Mexico designed by Di Frenna Arquitectosimage © Lorena Darquea

Entreparotas House in Colima, Mexico designed by Di Frenna Arquitectosimage © Lorena Darquea

concrete, glass and wood used as material of this house image © Lorena Darquea

the house illuminated with artificial light in the evening image © Lorena Darquea

Entreparotas House in Colima, Mexico designed by Di Frenna Arquitectosimage © Lorena Darquea

outdoor living space connect to the house with concrete steps image © Lorena Darquea

Entreparotas House in Colima, Mexico designed by Di Frenna Arquitectosimage © Lorena Darquea

a woman walking toward the entrance door image © Lorena Darquea

house surrounded with tropical vegetation image © Lorena Darquea

a house in the middle of tropical forest in Mexico image © Lorena Darquea

modern concrete staircase with stone wall image © Lorena Darquea

Entreparotas House in Colima, Mexico designed by Di Frenna Arquitectosimage © Lorena Darquea

Entreparotas House in Colima, Mexico designed by Di Frenna Arquitectosimage © Lorena Darquea

small pools outside of the house image © Lorena Darquea

light bulbs used down of the concrete steps image © Lorena Darquea

the vegetations hanged over the concrete roof image © Lorena Darquea

a cozy outdoor living space with small pools image © Lorena Darquea

the entrance of the house at night image © Lorena Darquea

night view of the home image © Lorena Darquea

Entreparotas House in Colima, Mexico designed by Di Frenna Arquitectosimage © Lorena Darquea

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Section BSection B

Front ElevationFront Elevation

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West ElevationWest Elevation

Side ElevationEast Elevation

 

Project name: Casa Entreparotas 

Architecture firm: Di Frenna Arquitectos  

Location: Colima city, Colima, Mexico

Year: 2019

Area: 568 m²

Photography: Lorena Darquea

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