Cadaval & Solà-Morales creates all-white cubic home in Monterrey

A courtyard with a swimming pool lies at the heart of this inward-facing dwelling in northern Mexico by architecture studio Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Casa Ombra is 608-square-metre house located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a town within the sprawling metropolis of Monterrey. The all-white dwelling, which sits on a gently sloping site, was designed by […]

Delfino Lozano revitalises 1970s Mexican house Casa A690

Mexican architect Delfino Lozano has renovated a house in Zapopan, Mexico to include a mix of Mediterranean and Mexican asthetics, which he describes as “Mexiterrean”. Called Casa A690, the property is a three-storey home that dates back to the 1970s. It comprises a rectangular ground floor volume and two-stepped blocks on top. The exterior walls […]

Circular rooflight illuminates meditation room in Mexican beach house

A serene meditation room overlooking the Pacific Ocean is lit by a large round skylight in this seaside retreat designed by Mexico City studio Colectivo Lateral de Arquitectura. The project is located in Playa Blanca, in the Mexican beach town Zihuatanejo. Perched above the Pacific, the area has long been a popular vacation destination, due […]

PPAA designs Tlalpuente house to merge with wooded landscape in Mexico City

Architecture studio PPAA cut away portions of a square-plan house to create voids that bring in natural light and provide an intimate connection to the surrounding forest. The project is named after its location – Tlalpuente, a neighbourhood within the borough of Tlalpan in southern Mexico City. The forested, hilly area is known for its protected […]

Tropical climate informed design of Casa Madri on Yucatán Peninsula by Magaldi Studio

Fresh air circulates freely in this Mexican villa by Magaldi Studio, which features open corridors, wooden screens and concrete walls that are mixed with tree sap to increase water resistance. Casa Madri is located in Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, which occupies the tip of a peninsula. The two-storey residence was […]

Zeller & Moye designs modular social housing concept Casa Hilo for rural Mexico

This proposal for low-cost housing by Mexican studio Zeller & Moye features a simple module, made from concrete and adobe brick, that can be easily expanded according to residents’ needs. The studio developed the concept as part of the Infonavit, a housing laboratory located in Hidalgo, Mexico, initiative, which invited architects to create innovative designs […]

Experimental Mexican community contains social housing by Tatiana Bilbao and Frida Escobedo

Tatiana Bilbao, Frida Escobedo and Fernanda Canales are among 32 architects and studios that have created low-cost housing designs as part of an innovative community development in Hidalgo, Mexico. The small community called Housing Research and Practical Experimentation Laboratory is the result of a project led by Mexico’s National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute – a […]

Saavedra Arquitectos creates “brutal” stone tower for Luzia House in Mexico

A long, low bar and a tall stone volume make up this holiday home, which Mexican firm Saavedra Arquitectos has nestled into a woody hillside. Luzia House is located in the historic lakeside town of Valle de Bravo, about 140 kilometres west of Mexico City. The dwelling sits on a sloped site filled with ferns, […]

HW-Studio steps Casa Ja down a slope in central Mexico

Architecture practice HW-Studio took cues from the steps and plazas found in traditional Spanish architecture to design this residence in central Mexico. Located in Morelia, a historic town in the province of Michoacan, the houses staggers down its sloped site to create a “horizontal line that highlights the sky and the mountains in the background”.  […]

Taller Héctor Barroso designs Sierra Mimbres housing in Mexico City for three brothers

Giant windows puncture this white concrete apartment building in Mexico City, which Mexican firm Taller Héctor Barroso has designed for brothers. The project, called Sierra Mimbres, is located in the western part of the city, in the Las Lomas neighbourhood. It was designed for a trio of brothers with different needs and desires, resulting in the […]

Bamboo screen fronts minimal home in Mexico’s West coast by Zozaya Arquitectos

This holiday home in Mexican beach town Zihuatanejo was designed by Zozaya Arquitectos to step down a steep slope towards the Pacific Ocean. Casa Z sits high above the small town, which is a popular tourist destination on Mexico’s Pacific coast due to its warm climate and expansive beaches. “The main concept of the project […]

Gardens surround board-marked concrete house in Mexico City by PPAA Arquitectos

Mexican firm PPAA Arquitectos has used board-marked concrete to frame a patio on the rooftop of this house in Mexico City, where residents can lounge in a hammock.  The residence called Casa Sierra Fría is located in the capital’s residential neighbourhood Lomas de Chapultepec. The property rises at the centre of the plot as three […]

Concrete walls tinted to match “warm tones of sunset” form Casa Moulat in Mexico

Earthen concrete walls, planted patios and pools feature in this house in Mexican state Hidalgo, which was designed by Mexican City firm Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica. Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica (CCA) completed the 608-square-metre Casa Moulat as a gabled volume flanked by two wings. The residence is predominantly built from concrete that has been tinted using earthen […]

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