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Nirau House: Outdoor Living Coupled with Smart, Green Design

When you live in a city where you can enjoy the weather outside almost all year long, it does makes sense to design a home that seamlessly blends the interior with the outdoors. Nestled in a lovely little neighborhood of Mexico City, the Nirau House designed by Paul Cremoux Studio is a wonderful example of a flowing design where the exterior and interior become one. A large wooden deck terrace that sits right outside the open living area becomes the heart of this energy-efficient Mexican home where smart corner windows and sliding glass doors create a fabulous indoor-outdoor interplay.

The lower-level living area of the house seems a lot larger than it really is, as it flows into the outdoor social zone that is surrounded by a blanket of greenery. On the inside one sees a neutral color scheme, with skylights and large windows bringing in an abundance of sunlight, adding to the cheerful ambiance. A sculptural staircase that leads to the top floor is surrounded by a wall of books, with the vertical space on offer being utilized completely.

Despite its seemingly unassuming appearance, this ingenious home does all it can to keep energy consumption down to a bare minimum, with the architects estimating no more than $15 worth of electricity and natural gas being utilized each month by the homeowners. Cutting back on its carbon footprint by utilizing passive cooling techniques, a rainwater filtering system further enhances the green credentials of this ergonomic residence.

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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