An oasis of beauty and calm has been carved out from the bustling metropolis of Mexico City. Revolution Architects designed the Black Cabin, a compact green-roofed dwelling surrounded by nature at Desierto de los Leones woods in the city’s western region. Sustainability and cost-effective construction were the driving features of the modular cabin design, which is constructed from recyclable materials and elevated off the ground to protect the interior from the cold and humidity.
Set within a grove of trees, the Black Cabin is protected from acoustic disturbance and visual pollution. In a nod to the environment, the contemporary cabin is clad in black-stained black pine planks and punctuated by large glazed panels that frame views of the landscape and promote passive ventilation and natural light. The building’s green roof doubles as a thermal filter and is accessible as a secondary garden space and outdoor dining area.
The 106-square-meter cabin comprises three modules: a private module containing the bedroom and bathroom; a semi-public module with the kitchen, guest bathroom, and laundry room; and the public module housing the living room and outdoor terrace. The building frame is made from recyclable metal and is elevated 60 centimeters above the ground to protect the house from water, humidity, and cold. The airy interior is made warm and welcoming with natural timber surfaces and white-painted gypsum-paneled walls.
Images via Revolution Architects, by Black Rabbit