Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Modern Mexican House Design | Casa del Nido Ospre | Sonora | Mexico | Jones Studio

Mexico! Simple contrasts, undulating dunes, level sea. Blue daytime horizon waits for another brilliantly colored sunset. Fuzzy saltbush against the straight edge parapet rhymes with the ragged steel rebar sculpture, honoring the local nest building traditions of the coastal Ospre bird. The weightless sand blows easily against the heavy walls. Thick arches make a deep, protective shadow, defending against the searing Mexican white sunlight. The fascinating Sea of Cortez never stops moving, the beach is never the same. One is acutely aware of the consistency of change. The architecture tries desperately to remain static... and happily fails..........more

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