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Dreamy Mexican House Marries Vernacular and Modern Design

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Well this is rather lovely. In a town west of Mexico City, architecture studio Legoretta & Sepúlveda collaborated with the firm Blancasmoran to create this sculptural concrete home dubbed the Montes Pirineos House, likely for the young family that commissioned it. The dwelling's heavy, concrete exterior hints at the organization of its interior: All common spaces—like the double-height living room—are on the ground floor, while areas for sleeping, bathing, etc. are stacked above. Wooden brise-soleil screens, a mod nod to more traditional building materials, provide shade on the facade, while a cleverly cantilevered upper volume creates a kind of concrete canopy for the rear terrace.

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