ISSUE 13  |  London Curiosities

Architect Visit: Ode Lab in Merida, Mexico

April 01, 2009 10:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

New York–based architect Tim Koelle of Ode Lab recently overhauled a modest 1950s stucco courtyard house in downtown Merida, Mexico; the color scheme and simple geometry were inspired by the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragan. Koelle reused the original colonial doors and shutters from the house and commissioned local craftspeople to create furniture using regional sustainable woods. The house is for rent by the week; for information, go to Colonial Home: Merida.