architecture • installation • film                            

Ocotitlán House


Location: Morelos, Mexico

DENA built this off-the-grid house in a remote, mountainous area where conditions were extreme: there was no water or electricity and the site, a steep hillside, was practically inaccessible. We developed the architectural project around a stone base serving two purposes: storing rainwater and creating a leveled platform to support the house’s structure, completely prefabricated in our Mexico City workshop.

This project was the departure point for Maleza, a feature-length film. Somewhere between fiction and documentary, it narrates both an architectural construction process and the relationships developed between the people working on it.

Design and construction by DENA
Project team: Gaby López Dena, Alejandro López, Alex Ezpeleta, Guillermo Galindo, Raymundo Cardozo, Rubén Reyes