On an infill site, PH3 isolates itself from the context, a gated community in Tijuana mostly made up of california style mcmansions. It is a 3 layer structure that is set on the street side of the sloping site, shifting towards the back in both scale and openness. Closing itself to the street for privacy, the back of the house opens itself to the patio,
creating indoor/outdoor living space.

The program is arranged in an open floor layout on the second floor that contains the kitchen, family room and dining room. On the third floor, four bedrooms are arranged around a central social gathering space.

Project Architects: T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre
Team: María José López, Alfonso Medina, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Oscar González,
Mauricio Kuri.
Collaborators: Lucía Arroyo, Alina Castañeda, Sara Díaz.
Construction: Taller38
Project Year: 2010
Construction: 2011
Site surface: 5,200 ft2
Built surface: 5,100 ft2
Location: México, Tijuana, Baja California.
Photographs : Alfonso Medina, Oscar Gonzalez, Alfredo Zertuche.

3308 Helms Ave Culver City
California 90232 USA (+1) 310-876-1758

6958 Ficaria
Hacienda de Agua Caliente Tijuana BC, México
(+52) 6646 218126

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