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This Solar Powered Home Attempts to Trick the Eye

By: Tia Clarke - Published: • References: facebook and rowarch
This highly stylized, modern abode is the perfect inspiration for those seeking out solar-powered homes. The latest creation from ROW studios called the 'Ortega House' is located in Cancun in South Eastern Mexico. The home takes advantage of its sunny location by utilizing the sun's energy for cleverly concealed solar panels.

One of the most striking features of this building is the pool's optical illusion candy cane-inspired design. The single lane statement pool features patterned mosaics in white and baby blue diagonal stripes that continue out of the pool and towards the house itself. This certainly looks like the place to take a dip on a sweltering day in Mexico! ROW is an award winning Mexico-based architecture firm that was founded in 2005 by Álvaro Hernández Félix, Nadia Hernández Félix and Alfonso Maldonado Ochoa.