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Ocotitlán House

a house and a film


Location: Morelos, Mexico
Status: Complete

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.

A house designed and built by DENA
Project team: Gaby López Dena, Alejandro López, Alex Ezpeleta, Guillermo Galindo, Raymundo Cardozo, Rubén Reyes