Casa Meztitla by Edaa

Designed in 2014 by Edaa, this inspiring single family house is located in Tepoztlán, Mexico.


Casa Meztitla is an intervention of a natural scenario. It showcases the luxurious value of leisure, the tropical weather, the intense sunlight, the smells of nature, the over 500 year-old landscaped terraces and the ever-present rock mountain: El Tepozteco. It is context in itself. The house, built out of rough stone, crawls low under the trees, aligned with the vegetated-covered stone slopes. It is the creation of pure space within the natural space (Paz, O., 1987). It has a hushed living, yet it is continually open to its surroundings. Only two elements reveal its existence to the outside world: the colorful bougainvillea flowers showing randomly through the trees’ dense foliage, which mark the plot’s perimeter and the massive and monolithic white box that emerges through the treetops.

Photography courtesy of Edaa

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- by Matt Watts

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