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Clay house in Mexico City is all about light


Nasser Malek via Dezeen

Architect Andrés Stebelski can get pretty clever when it comes to light and space. His Carpinos House in Mexico City is no exception. From the street, the house’s main volume seems to levitate above the slope below, lending a lightness to the clay-covered form.

"Taking advantage of the topography, the parking area and storage spaces became the base or pedestal from which the main body of the house rises in the shape of a cube," Stebelski explained.

Visitors enter the site from a fern-lined walkway running from the garage to the front door. Once inside, it’s as though the house was built to frame scenic views of its garden—with thick black window frames supporting enormous panes of glass. Simple white-plaster walls and natural wood flooring help draw the eye back to the verdant showcase of the trees and flowers beyond.

The 5,380-square-foot home has ample space for a master suite, three smaller bedrooms, living room, lounge, dining room, and kitchen.

Via: Dezeen