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In Residence: Carlos Herrera

“To build a house like this for yourself, it’s a very, very easy and very difficult task because you’re your own client, and you can do whatever you dreamt of, it has to be here, and there are no excuses to make mistakes or anything.”

In the latest installment of the In Residence series, NOWNESS goes into the home of Mexican architect Carlos Herrera in Cuernavaca, just outside Mexico City. While the house functions as a weekend residence, it was built to be lived in—as Herrera explains, it’s a place to entertain guests, and, eventually, it could be a place to retire. The single-level house follows Herrera’s simple, earth-toned design aesthetic, filled with clean lines and sharp angles. Learn more about the design and inspiration behind the house in the video above. 

8 Gardens House / Goko MX

  • Architects: Goko MX
  • Location: Cuernavaca, MOR, Mexico
  • Project Architects: Christopher Koehn, Jose Martín González
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Aki Itami R.

© Aki Itami R. © Aki Itami R. © Aki Itami R. © Aki Itami R.

Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos

  • Architects: APT arquitectura para todos
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge: Lilian Rebollo Uribe, Edgar Saúl Bahena Cruz
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

NT24 / Aflo Arquitectos

  • Architects: Aflo Arquitectos
  • Location: Tlaltenango, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architect: Andrés Flores
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Marcos Betanzos, Aflo Arquitectos

© Marcos Betanzos © Rafael Gamo © Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos

La Salle Cuernavaca University Annex Building / GBF taller de arquitectura

  • Architects: GBF taller de arquitectura
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Design Team: Sergio R. Salas, Francisco Ramírez Díaz, Pedro Estrada Herrera
  • Collaborators: Marcos Palma Estrada, Alberto Ayala Aranda, Ramón Rojas, Eric Pérez Navarro, Efrain De La Cruz Villalba, Laura Ortega Díaz, Karla Duran Montero, Julio Cesar Domínguez Rueda Ordaz, Universidad La Salle Cuernavaca
  • Construction: Grupo AIC
  • Project Management: WT Partership México
  • Structures: Saltec
  • Project Area: 2300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

Ecumenical Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura

  • Architects: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Partner in Charge: Esteban Suarez
  • Area: 170.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro

House ALD / SPACE

  • Architects: SPACE
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge: Juan Carlos Baumgartner
  • Area: 1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

Fifth Studio / T3arc

  • Architects: T3arc
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architects: T3arc / Alfredo R. Cano Briceño
  • Area: 430.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

San Juan Houses / Aflo Arquitectos + Serrano Monjaraz Architects

  • Architects: Aflo Arquitectos, Serrano Monjaraz Architects
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architects: Aflo Arquitectos / Mexico MArch - Andres Flores Architect, Associate with Serrano Monjaraz Architects / Mexico. Juan Pablo Serrano Architect
  • Structural Consultant: IESSA
  • Client: AzurCity S.A. de C.V.
  • Main Contractor: CONVEPO SA de CV
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Marcos Betanzos

© Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos

Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)

  • Architects: Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architects: Augusto Fernandez Mas (K+A Diseño)
  • Collaborators: Edurne Turcott Unzueta, David Alba
  • Structural Engineer: Enrique Garcia
  • Landscape: Mario de la Garza & Daniel Aguilar
  • Woodwork: Fernando Acevedo
  • Area: 490.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006

Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño) Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño) Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño) Aquino House / Augusto Fernández Mas (K+A Diseño)