Collection by Monique Valeris

Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City


A modern oasis for a family in Mexico City breaks from the local vernacular.

A young family seeking a modern home in Mexico City turned to C Cúbica Architects, who designed a retreat from the city’s bustling streets that boasts high ceilings and an open layout. It was a challenge for the firm to create a modern space that strayed from the traditional homes for which the area is known. “In Lomas de Chapultepec, there is a tradition of [California-style] houses," says Andrea Cesarman, founding partner of C Cúbica Architects. "We created a new approach to Mexican city living." With tasteful furniture (like a rocking chair by De La Espada and a bench from Pirwi) along with a refined mix of wood, steel, and glass, the home is a dream for a modern family.

In an effort to create an abundance of light and air flow throughout the space, the home follows an L-shaped floor plan...
Glass sliding doors allow the living and dining areas to open up to the garden, so that the family can easily entertain.
The dining room features Design Within Reach chairs, a Ligne Roset table, and a chandelier from Apparatus.
“The challenge was to create a serene oasis in a buzzing, chaotic city,” says Cesarman.
C Cúbica Architects designed the kitchen, keeping in mind that the family is health-conscious and enjoys entertaining...
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