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A Minimalist Mexican Retreat Uses an Array of Strategies to Beat the Heat
Comprised of four modules arranged around a central courtyard, this home is a fresh take on the casa de fin de semana.
Top 5 Homes of the Week With Pools That Beat the Heat
Stock up on sunscreen and dip your toe into the modern pools that caught our editor's eye this week.
This John Pawson-Designed Retreat in Mallorca Is a Minimalist's Dream
Go ahead and block out your calendar—you'll want to extend your stay in this rosy-hued holiday rental.
A Lush Retreat With a Sheltered Rooftop Pool in Mexico City
A designer carves out a domestic oasis in Mexico City.
10 Retreats in Mexico For the Modernists Who Love the Outdoors
In Mexico's warm climate, the best homes create a strong relationship with the outdoors.
Nine Black Concrete Volumes Form This Mexican Retreat
Arranged to preserve existing trees and form an interior courtyard, these concrete structures are balanced by warm, wood...
A Sublime Indoor/Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City
On an undesirable lot in Mexico City, architect Yuri Zagorin Alazraki created a stacked home and lush garden.
Beat the Heat With These Svelte Ceiling Fans That Cost Less Than $250
It’s time to up the cool factor.
14 Upstate New York Retreats Perfect for Beating the City Heat
From converted barns to modern cabins, each offers a different take on a scenic country escape.
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.
A Minimalist Retreat Rises From Old Stone Walls in Hudson Valley
Perched atop a mountain on over six acres of woods, a young couple's weekend getaway incorporates the old with the new.
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...
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.
An Uplifting Lake Tahoe Retreat Uses Light as a Building Material
This soaring Lake Tahoe abode constantly references its sylvan setting, from the polished concrete floors that glisten like water...
8 Tiny Sheds and Studios Used as Home Offices or Creative Retreats
These days, sheds and backyard studios are no longer just places to store gardening tools or holiday decorations, but they're...
This Meticulously Crafted Concrete Home is a Minimalist’s Dream
Perched on Melbourne’s bayside beachfront, this family home by Rachcoff Vella Architecture celebrates a robust and raw material...
A Minimalist Retreat at the Edge of South Africa's Karoo Desert
Using local materials and building methods, a London-based firm crafts a serene home in South Africa.
10 Modern Vacation Homes in Mexico That Guarantee an Epic Escape
Any excuse is a good excuse for a vacation getaway to Mexico.
5 Sustainable Ways To Beat the Heat Without Air Conditioning
Now that summer has officially started, temperatures are rising and air conditioners are cranked up—but that doesn’t mean you...
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.