Mexico City Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Mexico City, Mexico.

A Mexico City Artist’s Home and Studio Frames Open Spaces With Sculptural Forms
A Mexico City Artist’s Home and Studio Frames Open Spaces With Sculptural Forms
Designed by architects Luis Beltran del Río and Andrew Sosa of local firm Vrtical, the live/work residence uses simple materials to define volumes and courtyards.
A Pair of Hang Gliders Imagine a Home From a Bird’s-Eye View
In Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Francisco Pardo Arquitectos designs a brutalist bunker that disappears into the landscape.
A Brick Home in Mexico City Encloses a Series of Lush Courtyards
Arquitectura Sergio Portillo blends white clay brick, exposed concrete, and oak to create a warm and textured family home that opens to the outdoors.
A Secret Garden Grows at the Heart of a Concrete Home in Mexico City
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.
The Dwell 24: Atra Form Studio
At Atra Form Studio in Mexico City, Alexander Diaz Andersson makes globally inspired furniture that pulls from his Swedish-Mexican roots.
A Mexico City Apartment Building Offers Lush Terraces Clad in Concrete and Steel
Local architecture firm Vertebral designs four greenery-lined apartments next to an ancient jacaranda tree in the Roma district.
A Trailblazing Aluminum Prefab Will Soon Woo U.S. Buyers
Mexico City’s Taller Aragonés debuts the Pi Home, an energy-efficient modular home that can be assembled in just 45 days.
6 Modernist Icons You Shouldn’t Miss in Mexico City
Soulful, surprising, and awe-inspiring, these architectural stops need to be on your itinerary.
A Brick-and-Concrete Home With a Library Emphasizes Circular Motifs in Mexico
Daniela Bucio Sistos designs an indoor/outdoor residence around a foyer with a round roof cutout that allows a tree to grow through it.
A Verdant Forest Home Taps Into the Cultural Roots of Malinalco, Mexico
Ceballos X Architects designs a nature-infused dwelling that pays tribute to the history of its locale.
A Curvaceous Brick Home Follows the Edge of a Forest Near Mexico City
A Curvaceous Brick Home Follows the Edge of a Forest Near Mexico City
LANZA Atelier’s Forest House is a triumph of artisanal expertise and sensitivity toward nature.
A Mirrored Hideaway Rises on an Extinct Volcano in Central Mexico
Located 20 minutes from San Miguel de Allende, Casa Etérea reflects the grandeur of its majestic surroundings.
The Dwell 24: Platalea Studio
A pair of Mexico City designers imagine bold dinnerware and furnishings inspired by their culture and current social issues.
A Striking Black Home Offers the Best of Indoor/Outdoor Living to a Family in Mexico
Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados creates a tropical escape in the mountains of Valle de Bravo.
A Serene Home in Mexico Weaves Around Verdant Gardens
Clad in ceramic tiles, House in Amatepec is an enchanting composition of light, texture, and greenery.
An Introspective Brick Home in Mexico City Wraps Around a Jungle-Like Courtyard
The monolithic Casa Sierra Fría by industrial designer Hector Esrawe conceals a verdant interior with an imposing brick front.
A Dramatic Hallway Forms the Spine of This Shou Sugi Ban Retreat in Mexico
A simple floor plan emphasizes the rugged materiality of this elongated, cabin-style home in Valle de Bravo.
This Affordable, Millennial-Pink Home in Mexico Cost Just $18K to Build
Modular, adaptable, and cost-effective, this experimental home provides a model for progressive rural housing in Mexico.
15 Enchanting Homes in Mexico City That Retreat From the Bustle
From urban sanctuaries in the city center to weekend getaways in nearby Valle de Bravo, these homes are as diverse and innovative as CDMX itself.
Pockets of Greenery Punctuate This Dramatic Black House in Mexico City
Nature creeps into this clean-lined, matte-black home by way of outdoor terraces and courtyards.
This Mexico City Home Features a Garden at Every Level
A terraced layout and massive windows bring nature into every room of this concrete house.
This Mexican Lake House Is All About the Views
Estudio MMX anchors a waterfront home to its local context while maximizing the view.
This Rick Joy–Designed Apartment in Mexico City Is Filled With Light and Greenery
Outdoor spaces, natural light, and greenery abound in this urban infill project.
These New Prefab Shipping Container Homes Can Be Built in Just 99 Days
Proudly made in Mexico, these customizable container homes celebrate local design and environmentally friendly materials.
Take a First Look Inside James Turrell’s Awe-Inspiring New Exhibition
An exploration of light, color, and space awaits visitors at James Turrell’s first survey exhibition in Mexico.
This House Outside of Mexico City Was Designed Around its Garden
Estudio MMX designed the concrete and brick volumes of the CMR House to create an elegant contrast with a verdant subtropical garden.
A Matte Black Home in Mexico City Opens Up to 360-Degree Forest Views
Nestled in a forest in southern Mexico City, this home has an intimate relationship with nature and the outlying landscape.
A Monolithic, Concrete Home Commands the Landscape Outside Mexico City
Architects Javier Sánchez and Carlos Mar created a home with three volumes in Valle de Bravo using board-formed concrete walls accented with charred wood.
This Mexico City Apartment Building Brings a Historic Home Into the 21st Century
A restored townhouse in Mexico City’s trendiest neighborhood anchors an eight-story apartment building to its surroundings.
Barrel-Vaulted Ceilings Cap an Architect’s Off-Grid Retreat in Mexico
Architect Fernanda Canales’s self-sufficient vacation home blends into a wild and remote landscape in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.