This Tropical Mexican Home Wraps Around a Lush Garden



Designed to feel like a never-ending vacation, Casa TM in Colima boasts a circular enclosure that gives one family a luxurious connection to the outdoors.

Local craftsmanship and tropical flora take center stage at Casa TM, a beautifully detailed stucco home that pulls the outdoors in while protecting the homeowners’ privacy.

The brick walls of Casa TM were covered in white stucco, a minimalist choice that sets the stage for the pared-back interiors.

The brick walls of Casa TM were covered in white stucco, a minimalist choice that sets the stage for the pared-back interiors.

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“The premise of the project was to integrate the diverse phenomenologies inspired by the tropical paradise of the Mexican Pacific in order to create a residence that constantly refers to unending vacation,” explains architect Javier Dueñas of the architectural practice CDM (Casas de México).

In a nod to the local vernacular, the palapa-style roof is covered in dried palm leaves. The thatched roof cover also helps deflect solar heat gain and aid in thermal insulation.

In a nod to the local vernacular, the palapa-style roof is covered in dried palm leaves. The thatched roof cover also helps deflect solar heat gain and aid in thermal insulation.

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A limestone partition wall screens the indoor courtyard from the garage.

A limestone partition wall screens the indoor courtyard from the garage.

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