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August 5, 2014
A modern oasis for a family in Mexico City breaks from the local vernacular.
L-shaped home in Mexico City with a lawn and pool

In an effort to create an abundance of light and air flow throughout the space, the home follows an L-shaped floor plan that wraps around outdoor areas. “We designed several open spaces, each with a different feel: the garden and pool, the terrace, and the back patio,” says Cesarman. “The idea was to reduce the area to the most basic and essential [elements].”

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Open-plan living and dining room with wood walls and a concrete floor and ceiling

Glass sliding doors allow the living and dining areas to open up to the garden, so that the family can easily entertain. “The living room and dinning room are lined in wood to give them a warm feeling in contrast to the concrete floor and ceiling,” says Cesarman. The concrete wall features a chimney crafted of black granite for added visual interest. 

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Dining room with DWR chairs, Ligne Roset table, and chandelier

The dining room features Design Within Reach chairs, a Ligne Roset table, and a chandelier from Apparatus.

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Modern living room with a concrete wall in Mexico City

“The challenge was to create a serene oasis in a buzzing, chaotic city,” says Cesarman. “The owners have a lot of pets—birds, dogs, and cats—and they wanted them to be able to walk freely in the house and in the garden.”

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Modern kitchen off an urban garden in Mexico City

C Cúbica Architects designed the kitchen, keeping in mind that the family is health-conscious and enjoys entertaining at home. “We have an urban garden in the back that connects to the kitchen so they can get fresh herbs and take dishes directly to the dining room or the garden and pool,” says Cesarman. There’s also an electric curtain that can close off the kitchen from the living area when the family is entertaining.

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L-shaped home in Mexico City with a lawn and pool

In an effort to create an abundance of light and air flow throughout the space, the home follows an L-shaped floor plan that wraps around outdoor areas. “We designed several open spaces, each with a different feel: the garden and pool, the terrace, and the back patio,” says Cesarman. “The idea was to reduce the area to the most basic and essential [elements].”

A young family seeking a modern home in Mexico City turned to C Cúbica Architects, who designed a retreat from the city’s bustling streets that boasts high ceilings and an open layout. It was a challenge for the firm to create a modern space that strayed from the traditional homes for which the area is known. “In Lomas de Chapultepec, there is a tradition of [California-style] houses," says Andrea Cesarman, founding partner of C Cúbica Architects. "We created a new approach to Mexican city living." With tasteful furniture (like a rocking chair by De La Espada and a bench from Pirwi) along with a refined mix of wood, steel, and glass, the home is a dream for a modern family. 

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