Solar panels and harvested rainwater power this mirrored holiday home by first-time architect Prashant Ashoka, which was designed to be self-sufficient and in harmony with its surroundings.
Casa Etérea is nestled into the slopes of an extinct volcano in the Los Picachos highlands, near the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, and surrounded by 10,000 hectares of rugged, unspoiled nature.
The structure of the 75-square-metre, off-grid cabin was made from local materials, in line with Ashoka's aim to design the retreat as if it was "birthed from the mountainside itself".
Its foundations are formed from volcanic rocks collected on-site and its walls from bricks that were made locally and finished with micro-cement, before being clad in mirrors.
Source: https://www.dezeen.com/2021/01/24/casa-eterea-prashant-ashoka-mirror-off-grid-cabin-mexico/, Written by Jennifer Hahn