Mexico is a land watched over by the Sun. Why not take advantage, then, of this legacy and make it a pro- tagonist, an accomplice of architectural space? Why not let its powerful presence dwell in our interiors? Why not use sunlight to generate sensations, atmospheres? The Sun is to the architect what the compass is to the navigator; it is both the starting point and guiding principle behind all projects. When viewing a property, the first thing you need to know is where it comes up and where it goes down; where you want its light to enter in the summertime and where during the winter. The Sun has to be captured, manipulated, seduced: its light stored. Not scattered, but softened. This abil- ity—the art of containing light—transforms the archi- tect into a translator, an alchemist of sorts. As in navigation, latitude is the framework behind architecture.
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