6 Modern Houses in Mexico That You Didn’t Know About
They say Mexico is a country no one ever leaves. Every year, millions of tourists pass through, and Mexicans jovially warn that a part of them will remain behind forever. Most tourists are vacationing North Americans who wind up on the brilliant beaches of Cancun, Acapulco, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. A country that is not only rich in nature and culture, but also has vibrant modern architecture that awaits for you.
Two Mexico City based brothers built a high-design vacation home for just $70 per square foot. The exterior is a conjunction of rough-hewn local stone, smooth concrete, glass, and steel.
Lead designer, Luis Arturo García, wanted to create a home that was intimately connected to the natural environment; a home with open space allowing the vibrancy of the sun to shine through. This was achieved with large pivoting glass doors, allowing the residents to take advantage of nice weather while maintaining a constant visual relationship to the outdoors.
C Cúbica Architects designed a retreat from the city’s busy streets that boasts high ceilings and an open layout. It was a challenge for the firm to create a modern space that wasn’t comparable to the traditional homes in Lomas de Chapultepec. It is recognized as the dream home for a modern family.
Yuri Zagorin Alazraki’s main objective when designing this home was to convey ever-present sense of indoor-outdoor living. This house features several courtyards and a lush garden. Diagonally stacked but still capturing the essence of natural light in every room.
Common among many Mexican families, the weekend home or “casa de fin de semana,” is traditionally designed as a kind of weekly refresh meant to distance residents from the workplace.
A structure from the early 20th century has recently been 300 square meter modern addition; a garage and patio were added, as well as a balcony. According to architect Rodrigo Seáñez Quevedo, the biggest challenge was to approach both structures with a “common language” and explore the idea that “preservation and modernity can coexist.”
Just in case you didn’t notice: Letting the warm climate indoors was the biggest factor for these diverse residences.