Mexican architecture firm Cadaval & Solà-Morales crafted the home’s unique facade with a clever use of local materials. The designers used dead trees from the surrounding landscape to imprint the concrete house with a textured pattern. When painted black, the home takes on a shou sugi ban effect.
It’s a stunning look, particularly when combined with the home’s unusual shape. The architects designed the 3,200-square-foot house around a central node that forks into three separate arms, each with a large window and distinct view.
The interior has dark stone floors and timber ceilings, which give the house a shadowy feel despite its floor-to-ceiling windows. Outside, the timber used to imprint the facade has a third life—as the base of the roof’s green shrubbery, another trending design statement.