Merida House

Inspired by Yucatan's Mayan heritage, Ludwig Godefroy created the Merida House. The Mexican retreat follows the boundaries of its narrow plot forming an 80x8 meter footprint. It adapts to its lengthy dimensions with a central Sacbres, or ancient roadway, that travels through a series of gardens and living spaces. A concrete facade gives the exterior a temple-like appearance on the exterior and a minimalist atmosphere throughout the interior. The cream, neutral hues of the exposed cement are only interrupted by wooden louvres and furniture as well as a vibrant blue swimming pool that resembles the sacred natural sinkholes known as cenotes found in the area.

Photos: Rory Gardiner / Ludwig Godefroy

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