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11-Oct-2012
PC HOUSE

In the search to create an architectural piece that comes from innovative forms and finds -in that quest- the paths to perpetuate this condition, Ricardo Agraz and Karina Castro combine efforts and imagination. The result is PC House, a dwelling based and tailor made for a family program that takes the land as the perfect frame for doing so: it takes the river's length for self adaptation.
And once this natural environment is tamed, the structure is used to contain it within the house, entering the backyard towards the living room and dinning room.
Spanish ivory marble slabs allow the continuity into the frontal areas of the house, centered themselves by a water fountain that shall play the main role of this first floor. Whereas the main entrance, allowing space for a strong character too, is guarded by a steel art piece done by the architect, specifically made for this house and named 'Family'.
Balanced by strong art pieces, this first floor contains discreet covered area for up to three vehicles, one small bathroom –at a convenient
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distance from the rest of the areas-, family studio, kitchen, laundry, dining, living rooms and a spacious and privileged terrace.
The upper floor carries a private personality designed exclusively for the master bedroom and children where bathrooms extreme the delicacy of every detail. The use of woods and spanish marble guarantee quality and elegance throughout this second stories, completing the impeccable conception of the architects, also carried by the mastery work of general contractor Sergio Pacheco.


Location: Guadalajara, Mexico.

Date: Project 2005. Construction 2006.

Authors: Agraz Arquitectos S.C. Ricardo Agraz, Karina Castro

Collaborators: Beatriz Ramirez Romero, Alberto Tacher, Sara Tamez

General Contractor: Sergio Pacheco Otero

Industrial design: Cubo 3

Interior design: Karina Castro

Woodwork: Mauricio Jamieson Ojeda

Aluminum: Hugo A. Romo Santana

Lighting: Karina Castro

Marble: Marblex

Furniture: Casa di Colle

Photography: Mito Covarrubias

Land area: 431.64m2

Builded area: 436m2
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