This Beach House in Mexico Frames the Landscape With an Orderly Concrete Grid

On a rustic strip of coastline near Puerto Escondido, a couple give their designers permission to do less.

Theater producer Claudio Sodi is part of a creative family. His partner, Aranza de Ariño, is an architect. His mother is the actor Laura Zapata, famous for her telenovela roles. And his brother is the well-known artist Bosco Sodi. Together with Claudio’s real-estate developer father, they have spent the last few years turning a secluded area near Puerto Escondido, Mexico, into an enclave that combines the surf town’s bohemian vibe with unusually ambitious architecture.

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