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This Breezy Cantilevered Mexican Pad is a Gardener's Paradise

Given an oddly narrow and sloped lot in Mexico City's Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood, local architect Yuri Zagorin Alazraki had to build up in order to bring this house—one he designed for himself—out of the neighbors' shadows. The result looks a bit like a stack of shipping containers, but in fact, is mostly composed of concrete and steel. Inside, as Dwell highlights, light wells and a pair of oculi funnel in natural light from the rooftop garden to the ground floor. The home also features two design gestures found in other rad new Mexican modern homes: a breezy array of courtyard gardens and giant pivoting glass doors.

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