House for Axel

Ocuilan de Arteaga, Mexico

The project is part of ‘Reconstruir México,’ a program launched in the wake of the 2017 earthquake to build new homes for families in highly vulnerable situations.

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Photos: ©Luis Young

The teams visited the households assigned to them in order to determine the specific needs of each member. On a limited budget, this small house was built for Axel, an 8-year-old boy who lives with his grandparents. The family made two fundamental requests: a direct connection between the kitchen and an exterior space and a third bedroom for visiting relatives.

The scheme is configured by a series of walls that frame views, which gives a tiny space a sense of breadth and depth. The floor plan is a simple geometry: a square with 7-meter sides and a small patio at the center that becomes the heart of the home. The three bedrooms are at the back of the house, while the kitchen and patio are in front.

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