Las Golondrinas House

When thinking of a retirement home, it usually doesn't look like the Las Golondrinas House. But for one couple in Mexico's Valle de Bravo, this smooth, minimal dwelling is how they'll disconnect from a life of hard work. The residence is placed on the upper part of a sloping plot, overlooking the lush surroundings. Comprised of three volumes, the exterior is clad in a matte black Corev Mooth to fade into the forest landscape. Each unit houses its own function with bedrooms in one, living spaces in another, and the final containing the kitchen. In contrast to the exterior, pale walls and natural wood create a light, airy atmosphere while expansive glazing frames in views of verdant scenery. To further connect the inside to the outdoors, a sloping roof creates a sheltered terrace that connects the three volumes. This covered space expands to a poolside patio offering a dwellers a dip in the treetops.

Photos: Rafael Gamo / PPAA

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