.house jerome

MXC / 2016
Clay house in
Baja California


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 construction.


This project was developed with three other architects: Jaime Caballero, Pablo Wegmann and Miguel Ruiz-Rivas.