Exterior, House Building Type, and Stucco Siding Material A couple—he an entrepreneur working in logistics, she a stay-at-home mother—bought an 8,500-square-foot house here and approached JSa, a Mexico City-based architectural firm, with the idea of remodeling it. The house was poorly sited on its lot in a manner that drew very little natural light. The architects sized it up and quickly realized that the best solution would be to tear it down and start from scratch.  Photo 1 of 8 in An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City

An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City

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The front door of this house in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Mexico City slides open to allow views all the way to the backyard. Photo courtesy of JSa.