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Mexico City, Mexico
Year of Completion
Oceanic Subtropical Highland Climate
Material and its Properties
The main structure is made from concrete combined with an aggregate of recycled materials. The thermal mass of the large slabs is designed to absorb heat during the day to keep the interior cool, and then releases the heat at night to keep the house at a constant temperature.
Photography is by Rafael Gamo.
McMahon, Tapia, "Cuernavaca House" (2018). Building Case Studies. 354.