Gracia Studio

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Gracia StudioGracia Studio is based on the technical aspects of building systems that lead to worth living architecture for the users/client: architectural solutions that are highly efficient and esthetic, by incorporating and experimenting with the wide variety of materials and structural systems possible. Due to the need of economic building our challenge comes always from the construction process for each of our projects; we seek the realization of them with everyday items, used in unusual manners to give added value only accredited by wit. Each project is handled in a unique matter and studied thoroughly during the design process, and followed through to the building stage, to ensure that detail and neatness is kept at a simple stage. An example of our design process is based on research materials produced in the project area as well as artisans or workers who perform certain types of work, thus we support the local industry, create jobs in the same study area and lower costs of materials and labor.

The studio seeks the completion of their projects with everyday items, applied in unusual manners to give added value only credited by wit. An example of their design process is Casa GA, featured in 2005 Anniversary Issue of Dwell Magazine, “Transforming Tijuana”, which is based on research materials produced in the project area, as well as artisans and workers, who perform certain types of labor, besides they support the local industry, create jobs in the same study area and lower costs of material and manpower. Gracia Studio’s design philosophy is using materials that meet the needs of the project completely in a structural form; yet aesthetical and modern at the same time, as project Casa Becerril is shown in Arquine book, The Best of the XXI Century, Mexican Architecture 2007-2008.

Jorge Gracia, main architect of Gracia Studio establishes a culture of design and challenge to the conventions on residential architecture in the Tijuana-San Diego area. His studio is fostering a demand for inexpensive and stylish architecture by focusing on pre-fabrication.