Another cool, modern home has come out of Mexico City, which is finally being recognized as a cultural and design capital the world over. Designed by local firm DCPP Arquitectos, Casa Campestre, completed in 2013 but still looking fresh, features a simple construction of concrete accented by perforated mud-brick walls in the neighborhood of San Angel.
The 2-story floorplan is T-shaped and arranges itself around 2 courtyards, with the kitchen and dining area dividing the front and rear outdoor spaces on the first floor. A living area, family room, and a bedroom round out the rest of the main level, with additional private quarters found upstairs.
To take advantage of its indoor-outdoor opportunities, the 2 common areas on the ground floor open directly onto the patios, which are laid in brick. The exterior concrete walls have been finished in a dark, textured coating that references the traditional stucco used throughout the historic neighborhood.
The black finish contrasts starkly against the white interior walls and light hardwood floors, creating a dynamic play between the traditional and the contemporary. The aforementioned adobe screen covers the facade of the house on the second floor for natural ventilation, while the garage is fronted in vertical teak wood slats.