Not back to the trees, but straight to the cave. That's the most fitting way to describe a unique residence built in Mexico. The architects successfully pulled off an unprecedented trick: they transformed an underground cave into a modern living with luxurious spaces, where even the richest Czech Petr Kellner would be proud to live. Have a look at what all can be created underground!
What used to be a dark, cold and damp cavity in a rock is now a warm, luxurious, pleasant place to live. Upon entering you won't even feel like you've just walked into a cave. At first glance you will find the space very atypical. It looks as if it were constantly in motion. Vaulted carved walls, glossy surfaces and the preservation of the rough structure of the cave itself contribute to this impression. The heart of the house is a giant flamboyant design element in the form of a calla flower. It is made of white Krion panels from a unique material that has photocatalytic properties. It is supposed to help scatter light and purify the air. The dominant glowing installation above the dining table works on the same principle.
The cave residence covers 70 square meters and features five chambers. Each of them has a different function. One chamber contains a kitchen and a bar, while the adjoining space is a luxurious living room and media room. The third dedicated area boasts a dinette and a balcony. The fourth room has a wine cellar as well as an area reserved for smoking or sipping coffee. The last room is a bathroom, cleverly hidden behind the mirrored doors in the kitchen.
This intriguing building can be found west of Mexico City in Mexico. The house was designed half a century ago by Manuel Rocha Díaz, a postmodern architecture enthusiast who worked with sculptor Ernest Paulsen. The Mexican architectural studio Emezcua gave the residence its final look.