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Compact house in Mexico City makes the most of a 380-square-foot lot

A graphic black-and-white facade hints at the home’s minimalist interior

Compact black and white house in Mexico DMP Arquitectura via Architizer

Built with a footprint measuring just 35.64 square meters (about 383 square feet), the Xomali House in Mexico City contains a series of modern, storage-concealing spaces spread across three floors. Designed by local firm DMP Arquitctura, the home features a striking, monochromatic exterior: a black-edged, white facade and all-black side walls whimsically punctuated by tiny square holes like a constellation of windows.

The first floor is a commercial space that could be used as a small restaurant or shop. Concrete steps lead up to the main living area on the second floor, which features a white tiled floor and concrete-covered accents. The warm hues of the home’s built-in kitchen cabinets, desk, and loft stairs add an inviting touch.

The built-ins also conceal additional storage—including beneath the treads of the stairs. The master bedroom is on a lofted mezzanine level above the kitchen and dining space and within the eaves of the gabled roof. A small courtyard on the side of the building provides outdoor space for residents to interact with their neighbors.

The home’s main materials—concrete, wood, and tile—were all relatively affordable, keeping the budget beneath $50,000.

Via: Inhabitat, Architizer