If you’re looking for a stunning off-grid escape, Cadaval & Solà-Morales architects are creating a lovely remote paradise in the quiet town of Tepoztlán, about 50 km outside of Mexico City. The international firm has just unveiled LMM Bungalow, a compact hut strategically tucked into the lush forest overlooking the valley. Visitors to the minimalistic refuge will be able to enjoy the serene environment along with a relaxing lounge area and pool, also designed by the Spanish architects.
The modernistic hut is designed to be a relaxing sojourn for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Mexico DF. The small structure is built into a concrete base tucked into the steep slope of the terrain. Open air platforms extend from the interior space through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, creating a seamless connection from the interior to the exterior. The structure is painted a matte black to minimize its visual impact on the surrounding green landscape.
To create a division between the interior spaces, the architects choose to break the rectangular volume by “folding” the exterior glass wall inwards. This technique physically separates the living area from the master bedroom, without forsaking the natural light that floods both of spaces. Along with creating extra privacy, vegetation is allowed to grow in the open space, further fusing the natural surroundings into the interior.
Photography by Diego Berruecos