This highly original residential construction demonstrates at least two unusual phenomena. Firstly, it was built in the national ecological reserve in the north of the Coahuila state in Mexico. Secondly, the house actually resembles a cave; however it is very urbanized and meets the technology demands of our age.

The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 1
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The authors of the project – the architectural studio Greenfield – did their best to fit it organically into the surrounding landscape. And they have also used only natural materials from local land for interior decoration. Thus the house is almost entirely comprised of stone, concrete and hardwood. Here, these materials demonstrate an unbelievable diversity of textures that make the interior original, as they are also highly relevant in terms of indoors cooling. And in a semi-desert this feature is very valuable!

The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 2
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The residential buildings are of 260 square meters, but well-kept territory around it significantly expands the boundaries of use. The authors made several very austere terraces near the house. The designers simply decided not to compete with nature that would have surely won. Thus the owners could enjoy the breathtaking views from these terraces. In addition, there is a small tunnel connecting the two wings of the building under the house.

The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 3
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 4
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 5
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 6
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 7
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 8
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 9
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 10
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 11
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 12
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The Cave in Pilares house in Mexico from the Greenfield studio 13
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Photos courtesy of  Documentación Arquitectónica & Adrián Llaguno

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