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Paul Cremoux unwraps 'green' Mexican house

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Paul Cremoux Studio has completed a home wrapped around a three-storey green-wall, in Mexico City

Built on a 12 by 13 metres plot, the house by the Mexican practice contains a living room, kitchen and entrance hall on the ground floor, arranged around a central courtyard.

This space, which acts as a garage, features a vertical garden that rises the full height of the building. This green wall together with the rooftop garden contains 4,000 plants and incorporates a rainwater harvesting system which provides water for irrigation, toilets and bathrooms.

The house uses cross ventilation and passive energy-temperature control strategies, including three heat exhaustion chimneys, to control hot temperatures throughout the home.

Project data

Architect Paul Cremoux
Structural engineer Ricardo Camacho
Equipment engineering, sustainability consultant
and vertical garden
José Antonio Lino Mina
General Contractor Factor Eficiencia
Internal area 540m²
Start on site 2012
Completed 2013

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