Delfino Lozano transforms traditional Guadalajara house into light-filled family home

Architect Delfino Lozano has modernised a house in the Mexican city of Guadalajara by rearranging the living spaces so they look onto a pair of brick-paved courtyards. Lozano worked closely with the property’s owners to reorganise the house, located in a central suburb of Guadalajara near the neo-gothic Templo Expiatorio cathedral, to create light spaces for

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Three patios and a swimming pool slot into Casa La Quinta in Mexico

Residents of this getaway in Mexico, designed by architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, can spend weekends lazing in a hammock suspended above a secluded swimming pool. Mexico City-based architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas designed Casa La Quinta for a retired couple. It is located in San Miguel

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Swimming pool flows between courtyard walls of Mexico’s Casa Xólotl

Masonry walls partition a patio and create various swimming areas at this renovated Mexican residence by Punto Arquitectónico. Casa Xólotl is a single-storey home in Mérida, which was overhauled by local firm Punto Arquitectónico after finding the home in disrepair. The studio renovated the house by dramatically transforming it into two separate volumes with a courtyard,

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Three houses form greyscale Casas SP complex in Mexico by S-AR and Marisol González

A trio of black-and-white residences line up in a row on a site in northern Mexico, created as a collaboration between architects S-AR and Marisol González. Casas SP comprises three separate houses, each three storeys tall, constructed very close to one another to form a complex of urban dwellings in the town of San Pedro Garza

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Eight of the best recently completed Mexican houses

So far, 2018 has been a bumper year for private houses completed in Mexico. Here’s eight of our favourites, including a residence formed from a collection of black concrete cuboids and a colourful property designed as an homage to Luis Barragán. Casa Bruma, southwest of Mexico City, by Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez Black concrete

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Ludwig Godefroy designed Zicatela house as an “open-air fortress”

Monolithic concrete steps evocative of ancient Aztec temples surround open-air living spaces and gardens at the heart of this holiday home in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. French architect Ludwig Godefroy created the property as a weekend home for a client who wanted to escape from the Mexico City to the tranquility of Zicatela Beach.

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Colourful Barragán-esque house by Moneo Brock wraps four trees in Mexico

Pink, purple and yellow walls divide up the Casa TEC 205 residence in Monterrey, which architecture studio Moneo Brock designed as an “homage” to the work of the country’s legendary architect Luis Barragán. The bold hues are intended to be reminiscent of designs by Mexican architects Barragán – whose built work largely consists of brightly coloured

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Board-marked concrete walls frame pool views from AT House

Ten glazed sections divided by board-marked concrete walls are lined up to form this long Mexican house, designed by architect Laurent Herbiet. Herbiet, who runs the Mexico City-based studio Hrbt, completed AT House at the top of a hill in Oaxtepec – a town in the north of Mexican state Morelos – for a couple

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Black concrete boxes form Casa Bruma in rural Mexico

Nine dark-coloured blocks circle a forest clearing that acts as a courtyard for this home by Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez. Canales and Rodríguez collaborated on the 6,500-square-foot (604-square-metre) Casa Bruma project, which serves a holiday home for a young family. The house comprises cuboid units of varying heights, each accommodating a different

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“No architect today is capable of buildings like Luis Barragán’s”

The sensual and autobiographical qualities of the house Mexican architect Luis Barragán built for himself are rarely found in today’s buildings, says Aaron Betsky. If you are going to make real architecture today it better be damn real. In a world of instant images whose truth you can never ascertain, delicate structures just won’t do.

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Rozana Montiel pairs wood and stone for lush garden home outside Mexico City

Mexico City-based architect Rozana Montiel has completed a four-bedroom home in Tepoztlán, using local materials as a way to integrate the home into its natural setting. The Albino Ortega House sits on a 460-square-metre plot full of vegetation in the town, which lies to the south of the capital within a valley of the same

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Espacio 18 squeezes grey townhouse onto tight plot in Mexico

Mexican architecture firm Espacio 18 has made the most of a narrow site in Puebla, by incorporating a bright internal courtyard and a rooftop patio into a dark-rendered residence. Casa Once spans 2,680 square feet (249 square metres) across three floors, with a main living area on its ground floor and three bedrooms upstairs. The house

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Bamboo social housing in rural Mexico can be built by residents in a week

Mexico City studio Comunal Taller de Arquitectura has completed a prototype for social housing in a mountain town, using a prefabricated bamboo frame that residents can use to replicate the structure in just seven days. Comunal Taller de Arquitectura, which translates to Communal Architecture Workshop, completed the residence in Cuetzalan del Progreso – a town

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Wooden staircase twists through centre of concrete and brick house in Mexico City

An ash staircase lined with a bookcase twists around an atrium in this family home in Mexico City by Tapia McMahon, which has been made from concrete and reclaimed brick. Called Cuernavaca House, the project was recently longlisted for the 2018 RIBA International Prize, which recognises new buildings around the world that exemplify the “meaningful impact” of good

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Arquidromo stacks white cubes to form Mexican house on angled plot

A cluster of white volumes rise above the dark concrete entrance of this house in Monterrey, which was designed by local studio Arquidromo. Cloud House is located on a rectangular plot that was formerly a public right of way in the Mexican city, and is oriented at at 45-degree angle to the street in front.

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Reflective holiday home by Tatiana Bilbao hides among trees in Mexico

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao has used mirrored glass, along with rammed earth and clay bricks, to create a vacation home that blends with its wooded site in Monterrey. Los Terrenos, or The Terrains, is located on a forested hillside in the northern Mexican city. The residence is near another project by Bilbao, the Ventura House,

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Soil-based render creates pink walls for houses built by Taller Hector Barroso in a Mexican forest

To help this cluster of houses blend into their setting in a Mexican forest, architecture studio Taller Hector Barroso chose to cover the walls in a render made using local soil. The Entre Pinos development comprises a row of five weekend houses,, designed by Mexico City-based Taller Hector Barroso for a site in the vast forest surrounding the

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Steel colonnades create sheltered outdoor spaces at Mexican hacienda

Mexican firm Desnivel Arquitectos has completed a residence that includes a large living area with no walls, and a covered walkway that overlooks a lush garden and a swimming pool. Casa Sitpach is located in the town of the same name on the Yucatan peninsula – a tropical region in Mexico that receives ample rainfall.

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Concrete latticework and two courtyards filter light into Mexican house by Delfino Lozano

Architect Delfino Lozano has completed this house in Zapopan, Mexico, featuring decorative concrete screens, a pair of brick-paved courtyards and cool-blue walls. Designed for a family of four, Casa Azul occupies a 300-square-metre rectangular plot in the city – part of the Guadalajara metropolitan area – with neighbours abutting its longer northern and southern sides.

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Grey peristyle supports Guadalajara residence by Santoscreativos

Rows of columns surround flexible spaces on the ground floor of this house in Guadalajara by Mexican firm Santoscreatives, and support boxy volumes above. Santoscreativos collaborated with local architecture firm V Taller to design Puerta Lomas House. The residence is constructed from poured concrete that is painted a dusty brown, and has a series of

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Casa Xixim by Specht Architects opens up to Tulum’s jungle and ocean

Bedrooms at this holiday villa in the Mexican resort of Tulum open onto expansive terraces overlooking the tropical forest and beach. Casa Xixim serves as a fully rentable guesthouse for large groups. It was squeezed onto a thin site by New York studio Specht Architects, which created a contemporary architectural aesthetic with white walls, timber

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ASP constructs Cumbres House using compressed earth blocks formed on-site

To build the walls of this house in Mexico City, architecture firm ASP took soil excavated from the site and turned it into blocks. Arquitectura Sergio Portill (ASP) designed the Cumbres House for a plot in the Cumbres de Santa Fe housing development, in the southwest of the sprawling metropolis. During construction, soil that was

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Modest holiday retreat by David Cervera nestles amongst the palms in Mexico

A natural finish made from tree sap covers this compact summer house on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, which has plenty of hammocks for relaxing in the shade. Designed by local architect David Cervera, El Palmar is sits within a grove of palms in Chuburná – a narrow barrier island north of Mérida. The home measures just

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DCPP arranges dark-walled Mexico City house around two courtyards

Pale mud bricks, teak wood and a textured black coating are all used to front this house in Mexico City, which architecture studio DCPP has designed around a pair of patios. Casa Campestre 107 is located in the city’s San Angel Inn neighbourhood, where the local studio has completed another residence around a network of courtyard gardens. This time, the architects

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DCPP designs low-lying concrete and glass weekend retreat at Mexican country club

Architecture studio DCPP has slotted huge windows between the concrete walls of this long, low house in Mexico to offer residents views of a golf course and mountains. Casa Paraíso is located near the Cuernavaca – the capital city of Mexican state Morelos – at the Paraíso Country Club, providing a city lawyer with a weekend retreat. Mexico City-based DCPP designed the 350-square-metre,

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Abraham Cota Paredes’ inward-looking Cave House features huge window to tree-planted atrium

Behind the white walls of this house in Mexico, architect Abraham Cota Paredes has carved out a courtyard and added a huge window to offer views of a tree planted inside. The Mexican architect designed The Cave for a family living in Guadalajara, a city in Mexico’s Jalisco state that has become a hotspot for young architects. The home takes the

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Andres Stebelski opens up artist’s Mexico City house to its courtyard during renovation

Stained white walls, black-framed windows and roof gardens surround a courtyard overflowing with greenery in this house in Mexico City, which architect Andres Stebelski has overhauled for an artist.  While renovating the U-shaped residence in the old Tacubaya area of the Mexican capital, Stebelski was struck by the fact that the rooms were arranged around a central patio that they had

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Slatted marble walls shade Casa Chaaltun pool deck in Mexico

Elevated walls with marble slats form a canopy above the terrace and swimming pool of this house, which Tescala Architects has based on the natural surroundings in Yucatán, Mexico. Casa Chaaltun is located in a gated community in the north of Merida, the capital of the Mexican state of the Yucatán – known for its Mayan ruins.

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Five separate houses form Mexican estate by Vieyra Arquitectos

Vieyra Arquitectos has completed a compound in Mexico’s Valle de Bravo, building a quartet of houses for each member of a growing family around a central villa. The project is located in the centre of Mexico, roughly one hundred kilometres east of the capital. A couple with four children occupied an existing home on the property,

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Andres Stebelski elevates clay-covered house above parking spot near Mexico City woods

The black frames of two panoramic windows protrude from one wing of this clay-covered house in Mexico City, which extends over a sloping driveway to shelter a parking space. Mexican architect Andres Stebelski designed the 500-square-metre family residence for a for a square plot of land, which he split in two to create a garden in the southern half of the

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Lázaro presents loft-style house in visuals that “go beyond hyper-realistic”

These renderings by visualisation studio VER depict a board-marked concrete house with factory-like glazing, which Mexican architecture studio Lázaro is planning to build in the city of Uruapan. The board-marked concrete structure, which Lázaro expects to begin building later this year, will be wedged between two existing buildings on a long and narrow site in the city’s Magdalena neighbourhood. The

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Glazing surrounds white house by Evelop Arquitectura to provide vistas of Mexican dale

Evelop Arquitectura has created a white hillside house where glazing fully opens onto lavender bushes and a verdant garden, against the backdrop of central Mexico’s rolling terrain. House S1 is situated in the hills of Zibatá, a small city in the central Mexican province of Querétaro. Recessing the two-storey residence into an incline, the Mexican

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Tatiana Bilbao’s Ventura House “grows organically” out from a forested Mexico hillside

This house by Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao comprises a cluster of five-sided concrete blocks that emerge from a forested hillside to offer panoramic views towards the city of Monterrey. The family home was designed by Bilbao’s Mexico City studio to occupy a steeply sloping plot with an awkward topography. The uneven terrain informed a proposal that extends across the site, composed of a

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Mesquite tree serves as focal point for Mexican home by BAG Arquitectura

This monochrome dwelling in central Mexico was organised around a mesquite tree by BAG Arquitectura. The two-storey Casa Mezquite residence encompasses four bedrooms, and was completed in 2015 in the town of Aguascalientes. “The entire layout of the house gravitates around the mesquite tree, thus making it the foremost element within this architectural project,” said

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Intersticial Arquitectura emphasises local materials in Mexican home

Mexican firm Intersticial Arquitectura has built a home on the outskirts of Querétaro, using local materials such as light-coloured bricks, rough masonry blocks, and an exposed concrete frame. Casa Zirahuen is a 350-square-metre residence built on a deep, narrow plot. The two-storey building encompasses four bedrooms, and is named after the street it is built

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Verdant garden with white marble paths tops renovated Mexican home by Zeller & Moye

Architecture firm Zeller & Moye has outfitted an old residence with a sprawling rooftop garden, serving as a getaway within a crowded neighbourhood in the Mexican capital. Previously a dilapidated Art Deco townhouse, Case Verne stands in the centre of the Mexican capital and was overhauled by the firm – which has offices locally and

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JJRR/Arquitectura sets modernist-influenced Mexico City home within verdant garden

This home surrounded by lush greenery in Mexico City pays homage to the aesthetics of modernism, and includes raw materials such as volcanic stone, exposed concrete and steel columns. Casa Sierra Fría is a four-bedroom residence located in the western portion of the Mexican capital, in a neighbourhood known as Lomas de Chapultepec. It was

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Hexagonal wooden lattice wraps Mexico City home by Felipe Assadi and Francisca Pulido

This concrete home shaded by a wooden screen by Chilean architects Felipe Assadi and Francisca Pulido is elevated off the ground, allowing plants to grow underneath the structure. Called Casa Roel, the family dwelling was designed in collaboration with Mexican architect Isaac Broid. The home is designed for a couple with two young children and

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Mexico City house by JJRR/Arquitectura features sliding glass walls and verdant terraces

Floor-to-ceiling glazing retracts to open up the interiors of this concrete home in Mexico City, designed by local firm JJRR/Arquitectura. The 600-square-metre property is located in a residential zone, on a site the architects described as a privileged point from which the horizon can be seen to the west. JJRR/Arquitectura elevated Casa Caucaso 1.3 metres

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Two families share wooded Mexican retreat by AE Arquitectos and Taller Arquitectónica

Mexican studios André Escobar Arquitectos and Taller Arquitectónica have completed a pitched-roof home that sits atop a stone plinth in the woods of Tapalpa, a small town in the western state of Jalisco. Two families share the three-storey Casa PE, and an annex pavilion can accommodate extra guests. “Each family has their own private areas,

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Stone and concrete retreat stands at the foot of Mexican mountain range

Cadaval & Sola-Morales has used stone walls, a swooping concrete roof and large expanses of glazing to frame mountain views from this weekend retreat outside Mexcio City. The practice, which has offices in Spain as well as Mexico, designed MA House for a site just outside Tepoztlán  – a small town 60 kilometres south of Mexcio City – where it provides

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Intersticial Arquitectura renovates 1980s industrial building to create home and studio in Mexico

Mexican studio Intersticial Arquitectura has renovated a dilapidated structure in a formerly industrial part of Queretaro, exposing structural elements and using simple construction techniques. Now housing a combined residence and workspace, the building was originally erected in the 1980s and was in need of repairs. Rather than tearing down the 160-square-metre building, the architects opted to renovate it. “The building

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Minimalist house by Alberto Campo Baeza and GLR is bathed in “golden light” inside

The stark white surfaces that dominate this minimal house in Monterrey, Mexico, are interrupted by a golden wall that elevates the quality of light inside. Designed by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza with local firm GLR Arquitectos, the home is named Domus Aurea – Latin for “golden house”. Behind its blank facades sits a double-height

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Pedro Reyes teams rough concrete with crazy paving for Mexico City home

The Mexico City home and studio of Mexican sculptor Pedros Reyes and his fashion-designer wife Carla Fernandez features crazy paving floors, as well as a staircase and double-height library rendered in coarse concrete. Fernandez and Reyes, who trained as an architect before moving into contemporary art, designed the house for a plot in Coyoacán – a borough

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Gracia Studio lifts steel-box house in Tijuana on a concrete base

Mexican-American firm Gracia Studio has completed a single-family home in the city of Tijuana that comprises a weathering-steel volume perched atop a monolithic concrete ground floor. The four-bedroom Casa GS is located only a few kilometres from the US border. The ground floor of the 290-square-foot (30-square-metre) home was built using board-formed concrete. The material

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Movie explores Luis Barragán’s colourful Casa Gilardi in Mexico City

This film created for design video channel Nowness gives a tour around legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s last house – a bachelor pad turned family home in Mexico City. Barragán came out of retirement to design Casa Gilardi for Pancho Gilardi and Martin Luque, who owned an advertising agency in Mexico City. Completed in 1976,

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Cadaval & Solà-Morales completes black concrete retreat in Mexican countryside

Black-painted concrete frames the two glazed boxes that make up this holiday home, designed by architects Cadaval & Solà-Morales for a growing tourist resort on the outskirts of Mexico City (+ slideshow). The Tepoztlán Bungalow forms part of a wider transformation project that will see the area – located on the edge of the Tepoztlán mountain – transformed into a holiday complex. Cadaval & More

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Delfino Lozano’s Casa G features an elevated brick games room

A brick volume containing a games room balances on steel beams that raise it above the sloping plot of this house in the Mexican city of Zapopan (+ slideshow). Designed by architect Delfino Lozano, Casa G is a holiday home that accommodates a games room and terrace alongside living areas and bedrooms. It occupies a More

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Cherem Arquitectos builds rammed-earth house in Mexican highlands

A+Awards: we’re launching a major collaboration with Architizer profiling winners from its A+Awards. First up is this house in the Mexican highlands, with rammed-earth walls made from soil excavated on site (+ slideshow). Casa Candelaria by the Mexico City-based firm is located on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, a city in Mexico’s central highlands. The design of the 1,50o square-metre More

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Trees grow through the floors of Julio Hernández house by Roof Arquitectos

A “forest” of sweet gum trees grows through openings in the concrete slabs of this house in Morelia, Mexico, by Roof Arquitectos, providing an alternative to a central courtyard (+ movie). Roof Arquitectos co-founders Rogelio Vallejo and Francisco Noriega designed the house for a plot opposite a park for client Julio Hernández and his son. The architects wanted More

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Baaq completes seaside house in Mexico with an elevated pool and a thatched roof

Set back from the beach behind a row of houses, this Mexican villa has terraces and a swimming pool raised up so residents can relax outdoors with a view of the ocean (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). Designed by Alfonso Quiñones of Mexico City studio Baaq, Casa Cal forms part of a cluster of eight houses near Puerto Escondido Oaxaca – a popular tourist More

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Today we like: Mexican houses

Today is Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of Mexico’s victory against France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. To mark the occasion we’re showcasing beautiful Mexican houses, including a home with a rooftop stable and Casa Wabi by Japanese architect Tadao Ando (pictured), described as “paradise on earth” by one Dezeen reader. See more Mexican houses More

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Roof Arquitectos arranges Mexican residence around a “forest” of red oak trees

Thirteen oak trees are planted in a courtyard at the centre of this residence by Roof Arquitectos, which sits in the hilly landscape outside the Mexican city of Morelia (+ movie). Roof founders Rogelio Vallejo and Francisco Noriega took the unusual starting point of landscaping first and building later. After planting the trees, which they describe as a “central More

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CC Arquitectos builds timber-framed Santana House in Mexican woodland

CC Arquitectos used weathered stone, natural wood and huge panels of glazing to create this secluded woodland house in Mexico’s scenic Valle de Bravo region (+ slideshow). Led by architect Manuel Cervantes Cespedes, the Mexico City studio designed the single-storey Santana House to nestle inconspicuously among the trees of its forested site, offering the ultimate privacy More

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Huge glass doors open Taller Estilo Arquitectura’s Mexican house to a courtyard garden

A pair of giant glass doors span the rear of this house in Yucatán, Mexico, opening it to a leafy courtyard garden and shaded pool (+ slideshow). Wedged between existing buildings in the city’s Santiago neighbourhood, the house fills a long but narrow plot measuring 6.5 metres by 27.5 metres. To alleviate issues of naturally lighting and More

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White concrete house by Taller Hector Barroso surrounds a tranquil pool

The trio of white concrete blocks that form this Mexico City home have been arranged around a shallow pool and a tree by architecture studio Taller Hector Barroso (+ slideshow). Located just the west of the city, S House is a four-storey family home built on a site that is significantly lower than its surroundings – More

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Grand window fronts peaceful courtyard inside Abraham Cota Paredes’ V House

A spindly crucifix-like frame supports a huge window overlooking a patio inside this Mexican residence by architect Abraham Cota Paredes (+ slideshow). Locally based Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos designed V House for a built-up plot on the outskirts of Guadalajara, a city in Mexico’s Jalisco state. Its 355-square-metre plan is arranged over two levels, and an eight-metre height difference between the front and back of the site More

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Tadao Ando’s Casa Wabi is an artist’s retreat that stretches along the Mexican coast

A 312-metre-long concrete wall provides the framework for this house and art centre designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando for a picturesque site on the Mexican seafront (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). The building provides a home for the Casa Wabi Foundation, an arts charity established by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi and directed by Patricia More

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Stable built from railway sleepers tops El Mirador House in Mexico by CC Arquitectos

An open-sided shelter made from railway sleepers provides a stable on the roof of this house by CC Arquitectos, which is partially embedded in a slope overlooking a Mexican valley (+ slideshow). The 459-square-metre residence named El Mirador House is located on the 95-hectare El Eterno estate in Valle de Bravo – a forested municipality that wraps one More

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Abraham Cota Paredes completes introspective white house in Mexico

A white-rendered concrete screen extends from the upper floor of this house near Guadalajara, Mexico, blocking views to the street but framing a perspective of the garden and sky (+ slideshow). Local architect Abraham Cota Paredes and his studio designed the seemingly windowless House to the Sky for a neighbourhood on the edge of Guadalajara’s Spring Forest. It features a top-heavy […]

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Courtyard house in Tijuana by T38 Studio is based on a nine-square grid

This concrete house in Mexico by New York- and Tijuana-based T38 Studio is organised as a nine-square grid with a courtyard at its centre (+ slideshow). The property, referred to as HDJ89, is the 12th infill project the firm has designed in Tijuana’s HDJ district. Each side of the 3,175-square-foot (295 square metres) building is […]

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Concrete house in Mexico by Taller Hector Barroso cascades towards a lake

This house in Mexico is made up from a series of concrete boxes, which are staggered across a steep site to take in views of Lake Avándaro (+ slideshow). Mexican studio Taller Hector Barroso designed Toucan House for a family in Valle de Bravo, a region around 100 miles south-west of Mexico City. Set on a site with a […]

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Delfino Lozano’s RR House features pine joinery and an under-stair larder

Architect Delfino Lozano used simple materials to reduce the cost of rebuilding of this house in Zapopan, Mexico, which also features a storage area slotted under its staircase (+ slideshow). The clients, a young couple, asked locally-based Lozano to transform a property on the periphery of the city into a home with large living spaces. The existing building […]

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Tatiana Bilbao addresses “urgent need” for housing Mexico’s poorest inhabitants

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015: Tatiana Bilbao presents a flexible building prototype that offers a solution to Mexico’s social housing shortage during the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial (+ slideshow). The Mexican architect has designed a low-cost house that can be adapted to suit varying numbers of residents, and can be expanded as a family grows. It can also be altered to suit the variety […]

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House in Mexico by T38 Studio contains a private courtyard garden

On the edge of Mexico’s border with the US, this house by New York-based architects T38 Studio hides an enclosed courtyard garden behind its black stucco volumes (+ slideshow). Divided into three wedge-shaped segments joined by glass bridges, the 3,940-square-foot (366 square metre) house presents an opaque front to the street. The building is sited on […]

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Casa 4.1.4 by AS/D features separate living spaces for different generations of the same family

This house in Mexico for an elderly couple features four box-shaped buildings arranged around a central courtyard, three of which contain bedrooms and bathrooms for their visiting children (+ slideshow). Casa 4.1.4 was designed by AS/D Asociación de Diseño as a weekend home for a couple in their 70s who have three children in their 30s. […]

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DCPP Arquitectos fits Mexico City residence around a network of courtyard gardens

This Mexico City residence by DCPP Arquitectos features pivoting doors and sliding glass walls, allowing rooms to open out to the cobbled and herringbone-brickwork courtyards around its perimeter (+ slideshow). Local studio DCPP Arquitectos designed Jardín House for a plot in the city’s San Angel neighbourhood, with an aim to mould the residence around a series of interconnected gardens and courtyards. The two-storey building is […]

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Cadaval & Solà-Morales installs angular black penthouses during renovation of a 1920s building

Architecture studio Cadaval & Solà-Morales has transformed a traditional white brick house in Mexico City into an apartment complex, with the addition of a row of black penthouses (+ slideshow). The Córdoba-Reurbano Housing Building is situated in the city’s Colonia Roma neighbourhood, which was devastated by an earthquake in 1985. A 1920s building survived the earthquake but was recently left […]

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The Cave is a rammed-earth and stone villa in a Mexico wildlife conservation facility

Monterrey studio Greenfield used walls of rammed earth and rugged stone to frame the rooms of this villa for the staff of an animal breeding facility in Mexico’s Maderas del Carmen natural park (+ slideshow). Named The Cave, the building is located in Los Pilares, a 5,000-hectare conservation facility in the foothills of the Sierra […]
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Yellow accents brighten the stacked white volumes of Pino Street House by Oscar Gutiérrez

Architect Oscar Gutiérrez used bright yellow paintwork to pick out often-overlooked details on the clean white facade of this courtyard house in Mexico. Gutiérrez chose to highlight railings, guttering and doorways with vibrant paintwork at Pino Street House – a home with a courtyard at its centre, designed for a family living in the suburbs of Jalisco, México. The 165-square-metre building comprises […]
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