A Serene Home in Mexico Weaves Around Verdant Gardens

A Serene Home in Mexico Weaves Around Verdant Gardens

By Tess Holland
Clad in ceramic tiles, House in Amatepec is an enchanting composition of light, texture, and greenery.

In the aromatic garden of this home in Amatepec, Mexico, an old jacaranda tree’s outstretched branches cast dynamic shadows on the ceramic exterior, creating a dialogue between the residence and nature. "The project reflects a combination of overlapping volumes," says Manuel Cervantes Estudio, "creating an enclosure that opens to the outside." 

Enforced by the courtyard, the home encourages "a coexistence with the different green areas" and exterior social spaces, says the firm. The ground-floor living room and dining room look out onto the central garden, and the kitchen and study are connected by a corridor that is also articulated by greenery. On the upper floor, the family room and bedrooms offer views of the jacaranda tree, garden, and nearby ravine, further accentuating the residence’s relationship with its verdant surroundings. 

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Project Credits:

Architect of Record: Manuel Cervantes Estudio / @manuelcervantes 

Builder of Record: Grupo Inmobilario Hermon

Landscape Designer of Record: Entorno Taller Paisaje


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