Baja California Home: A Modern Desert Oasis
In Baja California, Mexico, the Baja California Home, designed by Ponce de León | Barragán in 2023, redefines contemporary living. This house seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces, offering panoramic views in a setting that unites modern architecture with the natural desert landscape. Key features like concealed sliding doors, floating ramps, and a striking mirror pond create a harmonious balance, showcasing the beauty of integration with nature.
About Baja California Home
Contemporary Living Melded with Nature
This home’s contemporary design masterfully blends indoor and outdoor living, offering breathtaking scenic views at every turn. Concealed sliding doors connect bedrooms to balconies and terraces, transforming the house into a striking mountain-top pavilion when opened. The layout encourages lively social gatherings while still offering a peaceful retreat.
Architectural Harmony with the Environment
Architect Arturo Ponce de León describes the retaining walls as linear and adorned with local quarry stone. The home’s expansion features horizontal planes and cantilevers, creating a sensation of floating. Two levels connect via linear ramps, leading to a mirror pond at the design’s core, enhancing both social interaction and the overall spatial experience.
Seamless Integration of Materials and Colors
The house’s exterior features regional quarry stones, limestones, and stucco, blending with the desert environment. Green roofs and lush, tropical indoor plants enhance this integration. Reclaimed Indonesian teak ceilings add a coastal touch. The interior showcases a mix of Mexican architectural materials and contemporary Italian furniture, artfully combined for a unique aesthetic.
Photography courtesy of Ponce de León | Barragán
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