Tadeo House is a Red Brick Residence in Chiapas, Mexico

By: Joey Haar - Sep 19, 2016
References: estudioam.mx & archdaily
Though, typically, red brick gives buildings a feeling of stolid permanence, Tadeo House uses that same material to create a sense of lightness and delicacy without abandoning an industrial architectural form. The residence, located in the Mexico's Chiapas province and built by Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseno, removes half the bricks from portions of its upper walls, creating the illusion of overlapping tessellating patterns through both positive and negative space.

Because of the absence of material, Tadeo House takes in an abundance of light, allowing its interior gardens to flourish in the sunny province. Beyond aesthetics, Tadeo House's imbricated design means that its owners will save money on cooling their home during the summer months, since the empty spaces allow heat to escape and breezes to blow through freely.