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Category: Other: see description | Added by Serrano Monjaraz arquitectos on 11/14/11
The construction system of Casa Tierra was done with Pressed Earth Blocks (PEB) made from soil of the same lot. This system was selected because it is aesthetically pleasing as well as cost and energy efficient, fire and pest resistant, virtually soundproof, durable and structurally sound. PEB provides complete architectural freedom and is made from non-toxic readily available natural raw material. Compared to other systems, it is more flexible and does not affect the width of the walls. The soil was pressed with 3% of concrete and 7% of lime, being 90% of the material needed for the construction obtained directly from the lot.
Once the construction system was determined the calculation of the necessary soil was done. With the amount needed, and the volume that was left behind, a basement was incorporated into the design of the house in order to obtain the building material
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Mexico City, Mexico
About Serrano Monjaraz arquitectos:
Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos is a firm founded in Mexico City in 1992. The firm develops architectonic spaces where quality is achieved by the adequate use of materials and the use of light as a creative element.
For architects Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco and Rafael Monjaraz Fuentes space is their raw material, trough which they show their capability and performance in every architecture field; always supported on multidisciplinary teams.
Because of their organizational structure and professionalism the firm has worked in association with several studios and architects. They have been invited to national and international competitions and actively participate forming and promoting architecture.