House Jerome was an assignment in which
the customer only had one requirement, to use clay walls as the main structural
element of the project. This would have not been a problem if Baja California
wasn’t a seismic zone, where using load-bearing walls is not recommended.
To solve earthquake problematic, we used a structural system
in which we tied the bases and heads of the walls in both directions to make a
solidarity system through wooden beams.
The plan is generated from a perpendicular
grid, dividing the house into three sections that match the stages of
This project was developed with three other architects: Jaime Caballero, Pablo Wegmann and Miguel Ruiz-Rivas.