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Tadao Ando's first house in Mexico is a perfect blend of cool, Japanese elegance and sultry, sun-drenched space. Located within the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park, the home consists of two volumes. While a square ring containing the private zone is embedded in the hillside, a Z-shaped component for guests forms the top of the three-story building.

Parque Biblioteca León de Grieff / Giancarlo Mazzanti

Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti Location: La Ladera, Medellín, Colombia Constructed Area: Construction year: 2007 Services: Constructor AIA CONSTRUCTORES Structural Engineer: Sergio Tobón Materials: Concrete, Wood, Glass Photos: Sergio Gómez

Un diseño muy inteligente caracteriza esta casa emplazada en una sierra, en un suburbio de Ciudad del Cabo. El arquitecto fue sumamente respetuoso con la naturaleza al realizar una mínima intervención.