MEXICO: HOUSES WITH A HISTORY
Since our colleague in Mexico, Cecilia, wrote us just a few weeks ago to tell us that this year we would be present at the Habitat Expo 2018, displaying all our Lorena Canals products alongside leaders and fellow professionals from the world of design, architecture and interior design, nearly everyone in the team has started dreaming of Mexico, with its beaches, villas and small terra-cotta adobe houses.
If you reside permanently in Mexico it is possible that, for you, the beauty of its architecture goes unnoticed, but for the keen eye of the visitor and decoration enthusiasts it is a permanent source of interest.
Resulting from the blending of styles as diverse as the Spanish colonial style, the current influence of the United States of America and the tribal styles typical of the indigenous peoples of the region that today comprise Mexico, studying the different types of homes that shape the urban landscape of this vast country is an enriching experience and a real treat for the senses.
Rustic Haciendas and Ranches
Stunning for their color and size, the haciendas and ranchos are single-storey constructions that are generally adjacent to large tracts of land where sugarcane and sorghum are grown or allocated for the raising of livestock.
These residences are common not just in Mexico but also in residential areas of the United States and are characterized by their red tile roofs and white exterior. They are attributed to the Hispanic influence in the region’s architecture resulting from the colonial period.
They are buildings that are typical of arid zones and desert climates, the tonality and construction materials are ideal for maintaining the coolness inside the rooms. Although traditionally these constructions were small in size, today we can find them in residences that occupy large areas, as we can see in the photo above.
Discover more about styling and design in Mexico in the next edition of Habitat Expo 2018 and visit our stand!