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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.
This Beach House in Mexico Frames the Landscape With an Orderly Concrete Grid
On a rustic strip of coastline near Puerto Escondido, a couple give their designers permission to do less.
Rusted Zinc Helps This Family Getaway Take On the Elements in Chile
A barn-like residence on the Chilean archipelago of Chiloé honors the rural, coastal landscape.
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 Breezy, Self-Sufficient Home in Los Cabos Keeps it Cool—Literally
This off-grid residence by FabrikG is finely tuned to its seaside locale to regulate temperature.
A Cantilevered Home in Southern Chile Takes Design Cues From Lake, Trees, and Sky
In designing a family retreat in Araucanía, Aguilo + Pedraza Architects uses form and materiality to weave the home into its wondrous surroundings.
Budget Breakdown: This Ethereal Glass House in the Brazilian Forest Was Built for $187K
Built for a scholar, Casa Biblioteca is a sanctuary for reading, stargazing, and enjoying a cigar or two.
Prefab Design Paves the Way for a Zen-Inspired Home in Uruguay
A mostly prefab design provides for a simpler life on a lakefront in southern Uruguay.
This Groovy, Spherical Home in São Paulo Wants to Inspire the Future of Cities
Starting in 1974, architect Eduardo Longo built the radically organic Casa Bola as a prototype for modular city apartments.
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.
Welcome to the Jungle
In Central America, Spanish colonial architecture prevails.
Native Trees Punch Through the Roof of This Concrete Home in Argentina
Built of concrete and timber, Casa BS in Córdoba maneuvers around nature, allowing trees to puncture its design.
Modern in Tijuana
Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana,...
This Unusual Structure Melds a Traditional Chilean “Quincho” With a Bauhaus Aesthetic
Drawing inspiration from artist László Moholy-Nagy’s abstract work, this barbecue and meditation space uses simple geometry to astounding effect.
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.
A São Paulo Home Welcomes Guests With an Invitingly Breezy Brutalism
The residence merges two Brazilian architectural styles with distinctly casual and formal spaces.
Two Prefab Prisms Form an A-Frame Retreat in the Chilean Wilderness
With an off-the-grid house on a remote mountain, architect Smiljan Radić rebuilds the past.
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.
ICON Unveils the World’s First Village of Affordable 3D-Printed Homes in Mexico
After 18 months of planning, ICON and New Story just unveiled two affordable 3D-printed homes in a groundbreaking development for Tabasco, Mexico.
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.
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 Spectacular Green Roof Floats Over This Concrete Home in Brazil
A concrete slab cantilevers over cinder blocks and glass in this arresting home by Vereda Arquitetos.
Overlooking a Niemeyer Masterpiece, This Flat is Filled with Brazilian Modern Gems
A São Paulo aerie showcases a collection of Brazilian modern classics—with a priceless vista to match.
This Surprisingly Airy Holiday Home Is Made of Massive Concrete Slabs
Designed as a vacation home for a young family, this tropical modern dwelling uses restrained forms and fundamental materials to stunning effect.
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.
Designer Alejandro Sticotti Creates a Laid-Back Getaway on the Uruguayan Coast
An architect designs a beach house with his own handmade details.
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.