covachita workshop in mexico

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 in the town of san pedro garza garcia in the nuevo leon region of mexico, local firm covachita has completed their 'workshop' amongst 

the indigenous mountainous terrain overlooking a valley. the project stems largely from the experimentation in redesigning the typical
rigid development process which most always compromises the potential of site and owner. the transient nature of the prefabricated 
system frees the designer from the legal fetters of local authorities and regional ordinances, and more importantly offers the capability
for change at virtually no cost to the immediate environment.

the dwelling uses a set of rough raw materials, as if extracted directly from their source and tailored to suit their architectural purpose 
without conceding any purity. a light black steel frame sets up a modularity, infilled with large glass panels and natural stock plywood 
sheets covering the floor. the roof structure is a simple grid of wood beams and joists connected with standard hangers so that any piece
can be easily (and economically) replaced at any point. the 'temporary' structure also forms a relationship to its 'permanent' site, using 
existing graffiti-ed concrete retaining wall sections and massive blocks as a backdrop and furniture pieces. large stones are fitted together
to make a highly textured exterior floor. rebar mesh sheets are tied together to form pedestals for old pavers to create an outdoor staircase.


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