Both the white facades and modules' orientations are crucial in maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures. Designed with the sun path in mind, each part of the home shades the courtyard year-round for residents.  Photo 1 of 7 in A Minimalist Mexican Retreat Uses an Array of Strategies to Beat the Heat
While it was AS/D’s idea to create four separate masses instead of a central house, it was the residents who decided on the arrangement of those masses.  Photo 3 of 7 in A Minimalist Mexican Retreat Uses an Array of Strategies to Beat the Heat
The project title “Casa 4.1.4” refers to the four main volumes, one central plaza and four patios. This simple configuration creates distinct, private spaces tied together with open-air common areas. Tagged: Outdoor, Trees, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck.  Photo 2 of 7 in A Minimalist Mexican Retreat Uses an Array of Strategies to Beat the Heat from A Minimalist Mexican Retreat that Uses an Array of Strategies to Beat the Heat
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