Courtyard House by Andrés Stebelski

Designed by Andrés Stebelski, “Courtyard House” is a  modern innovative home features 4 courtyards to maximize light within the house. It’s made up of multiple tessellated cubes constructed of steel beams. The steel beam frame allows the structure to remain lightweight to maximize the views to the gardens and beyond.

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The large central living room is flanked by a library on one side and a stair hall on the other. Also on the main floor are the living spaces – the kitchen, dining, and living room – with the private areas upstairs.

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Glass curtain walls allow light into the otherwise dark, intimate interior. The open floor plan also helps the light come through multiple rooms.

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Located just west of Mexico City, the architect had to come up with a unique solution to give the occupants privacy without making it feel claustrophobic in the small space. To do this, the architect designed a tall perimeter wall to completely block out the world outside. Then, the courtyards were added inside the home to give the appearance of vast visual space.

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