Designed by Mexico-based architecture studio
Because of its seismic location, the Cosmos House uses a structural system that can react in the case of seismic activity coming from any direction. Wood, a natural element that will change over time, adds warmth and reflects the surrounding landscape.
To respect the landscape, local materials that are durable yet low maintenance are used. All the water used by the house is filtered by a cistern of sand and stone, while collected rainwater from the roof is captured and redirected by a single waterfall to be used for gardens surrounding the home. Natural soaps and shampoos are also used to keep the water free of pollution.
Photos by Camila Cossío and Claudio Sodi.