architect_ Palma (Ilse Cardenas, Regina de Hoyos, Diego Escamilla, Juan Luis Rivera)
location_  Mexico city, Mexico
project year_ 2017
photography_ Luis Young

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In Mexico City, the growing demand for housing in certain areas, as well as the increase in density, has mo vated the popula on to nd ways of making the most out of their roo ops. In this case, the client was looking to expand a small extra room to be used as a full studio with an independent access. One of the walls was par ally demolished in order to add a second volume which would house the kitchene e, storage space, and a sofa-bed. The two volu- mes are connected by a metal roof which extends out to the edges of the house to create a covered pa o. Thanks to a double wall and sliding pocket doors, the studio can be open up completely towards the terrace. The ‘incisions’ made to the exis ng structure are highlighted with a cement stucco nish and white paint, leaving the older brick exposed.

Courtesy of PALMA.