Mexico City Architecture and Design

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

An Introspective Brick Home in Mexico City Wraps Around a Jungle-Like Courtyard
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.
- 9 days ago
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.
- 3 months ago
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
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.
- 6 months ago
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.
Glass Walls and Wooden Screens Strike a Balance in This Mexican Home
Two contrasting facades on this concrete abode in Querétaro City embrace the outdoors without compromising privacy.
What it’s Like to Live at Architect Miguel Angel Aragonés’s Museum-Like Mexico City Home
With a home for his own family, a Mexico City designer finds the fullest expression of his style.
Moody LEDs Turn This Mexico City Abode Into a Neon Sculpture at Night
With crisp, white walls that become blank canvases for layered lighting effects, Rombo IV is designed to feel like a walk-in art installation.
A Remote Holiday Home Celebrates Raw and Natural Materials in Mexico
An homage to Mexico’s untouched landscape, this elegant low-impact getaway sports a pared-back aesthetic.
The Untold Stories Behind the Legendary Homes of Luis Barragán
Dwell visits Casa Gilardi and Cuadra San Cristóbal in Mexico to learn what life is like within the homes of Pritzker-winning architect Luis Barragán.
This Lush, Underground Home Is a Hideaway Fit For a Hobbit
On a hilly site near Mexico City, architect Javier Senosiain has created a remarkable home inspired by the shape of a peanut.
Journey by Design: Mexico City
Richly layered and elegant with an edge, the capital of Mexico is brimming with incredible art, design, history, and architecture at every turn.
Extruded Red Bricks Create a Gorgeous, Geometric Mexican Home
In Puebla, Mexico, two local architecture firms team up to create the Saint Peter House—a striking brick home with a unique, gabled-roof facade.
This Japanese-Inspired Inn Is One of Mexico City's Best Kept Secrets
With handwoven tatami floors, rooftop onsen baths, and only 10 rooms, this Japanese-inspired hotel offers an unexpected place of zen in Mexico City.
Upcycled Trees Cloak This Modern Mexican Home
In the El Peñon Reserve, architects use concrete and upcycled trees to design Casa de la Roca, a striking Y-shaped home enveloped in nature.
Muted Tones Mingle With Light and Shadows to Form a Quiet Mexican Oasis
In San Miguel de Allende, a retired couple uncover serenity in a calm, contemporary weekend retreat.
A Modern Home Embraces Nature With a Unique L-Shaped Design
To the west of Mexico City, a striking retreat is nestled among a lush forest and an enchanting lake.
10 Best Places For Design Nerds to Dine in Mexico City
Mexico City is the creative haven du jour teeming with epicurean delights, stunning architecture, and a bustling arts scene.
This Modern Prefab Is Now a Gorgeous Guest House
In Morelos, Mexico, a sleek prefab is assembled in a backyard after being constructed entirely off-site.
Before & After: A Cramped Home in Mexico Gets a Drastic Makeover on a Tight Budget
Three companies donated materials to Merida-based Dosa Studio to help create the bright, airy family home Casa Palmas on a densely built-up site in Texcoco.