Casa Coubes - AIASD 2018 Award
2018 American Institute of Architects San Diego “Metro Tijuana Architecture Award”
A 3-patio house on a hillside of the city of Tijuana. The house takes advantage of the city views to the east with a linear balcony, then it centers around an entry courtyard that allows natural light to penetrate all the interiors. The hillside helps to create a small garden and green roof for the guest bedroom and studio space. The house is in a constant dialogue between the inside and outside.
Designed for a social scientist the house is an interplay of layered spaces. Rendered in white allowing the interior to be a canvass of natural color throughout the day. All of its inhabited open spaces lay in a seamless second-floor level that moves from interior to the exterior as daily life progresses.