PPAA
Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

Laja

 

LAJA 103

LOCATION: Jardines del Pedregal, CDMX.

YEAR: 2014

CONSTRUCTION: 360 m2

TEAM: Pablo Pérez Palacios + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, Alejandra Betancourt, Nancy Estévez

Photography: Onnis Luque


Recycling and reusing materials is a form of exploration that manifests in our work as well as in our collaborations.

Abraham Cruzvillegas and Pablo Perez Palacios met in the botanical gardens of the National University (UNAM) and found there a fertile ground for exploring the possibilities of unfinished work. The proposal of collaboration that emerged from this encounter was based on a dialogue between the plastic proposal that Abraham has been developing for the last years in the area of auto-construction and the architectural language of DCPP.

Inspired by an unfinished wall made of volcanic stone lost in the botanical gardens , and piles of rubbish and gravel scattered across the landscape, Pablo and Abraham decided to use the rubbish and the gravel to complete the other half of the wall, resulting in a continuous line that will limit the space in a conscious way and will lead to an end becoming a platform of contemplation of the natural reserve of the botanical gardens.