A Dark Serpentine Structure Works as a Surprisingly Airy Family Home

Though the building, located outside of Mexico City, might seem brutal at first, its emphasis on and integration with nature hides in the underbelly.
Photos by
Luis Garvan

The neighborhood of Hacienda de Valle Escondido, about an hour north of Mexico City in Zona Esmeralda, is part of a larger development that began years ago, encouraging people to invest in a quieter, greener lifestyle. "The idea was to live in the countryside, in the forest, with a low-density population and a lot of nature," architect Michel Rojkind says.

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