DMP Aquitectura built the Xomali House on a tiny plot of land of just 115 square feet in Mexico City. They carefully designed it to make the most out of the reduced space while keeping material costs down. Filled with hidden storage everywhere and built with standard affordable materials like wood, ceramic tiles and concrete, the home also keeps the neighbors close with a communal courtyard.
The Xomali House sits on a leafy street on the same name at the suburban area of San Lorenzo Huipulco. It develops throughout two floors and a mezzanine, which sit atop a commercial ground floor. Low cost, standard materials like concrete and wood combined with white ceramics tilling articulate spaces for eating, sleeping and being.
While the first floor shelters the kitchen, a living room, a service area and double-height study, the third floor mezzanine houses the master bedroom and bathroom under the gable roof. Scattered square windows bring in daylight into the interiors, which have been designed to keep clutter out of sight with hidden storage everywhere, even under the stairs.
But the project’s aim is also social, DMP Aquitectura even managed to fit a side courtyard for inhabitants to meet or eat together with adjacent neighbors.