A Secret Garden Grows at the Heart of a Concrete Home in Mexico City

Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados centers a flexible residence around a lush interior courtyard.

In 2017, a couple approached Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados (PPAA) with a 98-by-65-foot site in the Mexico City neighborhood of Lomas de Chapultepec. The clients’ children had recently left home, and couple desired a residence that could flexibly expand to accommodate visiting family members—and contract into an intimate home when it was just the two of them.

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