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Modern Mexican Conservatory is Tailor-Made for Introspection

Conservatory by Mexico-city based firm Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos is where are all architectural trends converge: the Bart Simpson-ish gables, the privacy-eschewing greenhouse feel, the Bauhaus minimalism, and, of course, the unrelenting ardor for backyard sanctuaries. Most of the structure is made of glass, offering not only airiness afforded utterly transparent buildings, but also prime views of the rambling gardens (which, nerd alert, include some sequoias, which are some of the largest trees in the world). The architects write the project, inspired by classic English glasshouses as well as naturalist Charles Darwin's greenhouse, is meant to "open up the garden to this possibility for introspection"—not a novel idea, but a lovely one all the same.

· Conservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos [Arch Daily]
· All The Great Outdoors posts [Curbed National]