House of the Swiss Embassy in Mexico City is a minimal residence located in Mexico City designed by Fruehauf, Henry & Viladoms and Blancasmoran. Referencing both the context of the neighboring structures along with the ecological typology, the architects created a retreat that would maintain the identity of the surrounding site, respecting the footprint of the existing home. While concrete is the dominant material used throughout, terrazzo floors and black granite volumes add to the building’s striking appearance. Greenery and nature provide a softer composition juxtaposed alongside its geometrically defined austerity.
Photography by Rafael Gamo