Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta is renowned not only as an architect but also as an avant-garde designer. Mexicans refer to him as the creator who goes desde la casa hasta la taza, or “from the house to the cup.” The words don’t rhyme in English, but the idea is there: He isn’t just an architect, he thinks holistically about the universe of design. “It is quite the same to create a wooden chair or a building—all that changes is scale,” Gomez-Pimienta observes. “I believe that in architecture, small details have to relate with the rest of the space, and to remain within a single conception.”

Reflections on a Lake
Unobtrusively distinct from its neighbors, a weekend house in Mexico assimilates the colors of the surrounding…
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