Zacatitos 03, a remote house in the Mexican desert, explores life far from civilization – one with its extreme but beautiful surroundings. Campos Leckie Studio designed this beautiful white desert dwelling with the climate and vast landscape in mind.
We've written several times about beautiful desert homes but we have to admit this 'Zacatitos 03' house in the Mexican desert is one of our favourites thus far. It was designed as an off-grid desert dwelling by the Canadian studio Campos Leckie. It is the third in a series of prototype desert dwellings, in which the studio explores making homes in isolated places with extreme climates. So far, all three sites are located in the remote area of Los Zacatitos, Mexico.
Thanks to the sober, natural colour palette of beige and white, the house blends in nicely with its surroundings.
The house was designed as a formal expression of local construction methods. This is why concrete and a reinforced insulation panel system were used in particular. The house consists of several white panels and blocks. These panels create galleries and open spaces, providing a lot of ventilation and shade necessary in the extreme heat. Thanks to the sober, natural colour palette of beige and white, both indoors and outdoors, the house blends in nicely with its surroundings. Not to mention the flat, horizontal shape of the home is perfectly in line with the vast landscape. Courtesy of Campos Leckie Studio