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Amazing Guadalajara Mexico Courtyard Roof Design by DIPLAN

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I really like the roof of this courtyard home from Guadalajara, in Mexico. Designed by DIPLAN, this extraordinary courtyard roof is the star turn in a extremely unusual house. A skyway stair prospects up to the roof terrace that circumnavigates the ‘sky boxes’.

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The house is developed close to a central courtyard.

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The central courtyard is surrounded on the ground floor by the public spaces of the residence.

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Although the bedrooms surround the upper courtyard on the 2nd floor.

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The huge shapes generate pop artwork shadows analogous to the leaves of a tree.

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By night, these now boldly lit shapes are even far more intriguing.

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You have to wonder what the neighbours consider!

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“We do not intend to invent, but rather to rediscover the outdated familiar courtyard of the normal old houses of Guadalajara,” say the architects.

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They say the blue of the sky and the white of the stucco generates “a canvas for shadows often moving.”

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The plain wall gives a permanent outdoor film projection screen in the privacy of the courtyard area.

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Light spills from the central courtyard into all of the relatively shallow surrounding spaces.

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An intriguing kitchen skylight deliberately fosters the impression that its ceiling is as open to the sky as the courtyard’s.

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A little kitchen backyard brings some of nature’s abundance inside the walls.

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To protect from rain, the rooms opening onto the courtyard are glazed.

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The interior facades facing the courtyard are cautiously planned and geometrically ordered. And the courtyard roof is an ever existing reminder of what the architects describe as “a window to the clouds and stars. A facade parallel to the sky that other individuals fail to remember, but here is equally essential to all. The encounter of the home that the angels see.”

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