David Howell Design
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Mexico House mediterranean exterior
 

Mexico House

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"When you approach the house, there isn't a typical procession to a main entry; you just organically filter through different openings," Howell notes. Inside are numerous opportunities to see the big view from the courtyard through the house.This design is also energy efficient. "The hacienda is 4 meters tall. The air flows through on the first level, and the hot air is trapped up high," Howell says. Thick walls control the temperature as well. "There is also passive solar gain in the winter. It's a natural way that's worked for hundreds of years."
June Scott Design added this to 8 Elements of Mediterranean Garden Style
3. Celebrating water. Because of water’s scarcity in the Mediterranean, many water elements, such as narrow rills or dribbling fountains, offer only a trickle of water — just enough to prompt a feeling of relief from the heat. A larger water feature such as this one avoids excessive loss from evaporation with a burbling nozzle rather than one that cascades or sprays.

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jeannecolby added this to Outdoors, fences, garden
April 7, 2014
fountain- any container will work with a bubbler. Simple
guerogil added this to guerogil's Ideas
April 6, 2014
El árbol que se ve en la puerta
kchvostal added this to Outdoors
March 29, 2014
Ground
dinoraa added this to dinoraa's Ideas
March 25, 2014
Vista de la entrada y fuente
lkmarta added this to gardens
March 25, 2014
Mediterranean element- water
mark williams added this to open living
March 23, 2014
view
bayardosaenz added this to Pvivienda.FSomozaMurillo
March 19, 2014
Fountain
ilonaaj added this to Landscape Ideas
March 18, 2014
water
Annabella Mota added this to Annabella_Mota's ideas
March 18, 2014
Celebrating water. Because of water’s scarcity in the Mediterranean, many water elements, such as narrow rills or dribbling fountains, offer only a trickle of water — just enough to prompt a feeling of relief from the heat. A larger water feature such as this one avoids excessive loss from evaporation with a burbling nozzle rather than one that cascades or sprays.
dolf added this to dolf's ideas
March 18, 2014
water and sand house
marcosvazquez added this to marcosvazquez's ideas
March 17, 2014
fuente
ursulajdd added this to ursulajdd's Ideas
March 17, 2014
Loft
queena02 added this to Backyard Ideas
March 17, 2014
a burbling nozzle uses less water than a fountain that cascades or sprays
ARQ CLW added this to cristianlujanwilliams's ideas
March 17, 2014
expansiones arquitectura mediterranea
laurierusselburg added this to laurierusselburg's ideas
March 17, 2014
Ground cover between stones
arlincrane added this to Landsacpe
March 17, 2014
picture view
alpdwp added this to Outside / Landscaping
March 17, 2014
Burbling fountain -less evaporation
jordanstanton added this to layout ideas
March 17, 2014
i love how they capture the view through the opening.
bchristello added this to bchristello's ideas
March 17, 2014
exterior agua patio volumenes
lezziirani added this to lezziirani's Ideas
March 17, 2014
The mirror imagery of the two trees inside and out
xanilize added this to Garden
March 16, 2014
David Howell DesignSave to IdeabookEmail Photo 3. Celebrating water. Because of water’s scarcity in the Mediterranean, many water elements, such as narrow rills or dribbling fountains, offer only a trickle of water — just enough to prompt a feeling of relief from the heat. A larger water feature such as this one avoids excessive loss from evaporation with a burbling nozzle rather than one that cascades or sprays.
klarebuckingham added this to klarebuckingham's Ideas
March 16, 2014
the wall colour
tonysalk added this to tonysalk's Ideas
March 16, 2014
moradia moderna mediterraneo
rantag added this to rantag's Ideas
March 16, 2014
mediterranean. pretty, simple, no clutter.
ljlawler added this to ljlawler's ideas
March 16, 2014
Flat square watere feature
dorynaea added this to dorynaea's ideas
March 16, 2014
infinity fountain
kurucztina added this to kurucztina's ideas
March 16, 2014
medence
corrineobrien added this to corrineobrien's ideas
March 16, 2014
I will never have a pool, but a water feature like this to splash in and cool off, maybe!
jmf1142 added this to tlf2342
March 16, 2014
what is tree type
Nici Locher added this to nici_locher's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Mediterranean Courtyard
traceemills added this to Outdoor ideas
March 16, 2014
Bubbling nozzle water feature
Marilyn King added this to marilyn_king1446677's ideas
March 16, 2014
Love the tree in the entryway
darciejaime added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 16, 2014
Framing the tree
curley0007 added this to curley0007's ideas
March 16, 2014
conference center
Broward County RE Group, LLC. added this to nader_mameghani's ideas
March 16, 2014
water feature
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March 16, 2014
Great bush design
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March 16, 2014
Fountain
wendyr888 added this to Bathroom Ideas
March 16, 2014
Courtyard pond
kalvino added this to kalvino's ideas
March 16, 2014
for pool
macklin added this to Landscaping
March 16, 2014
mesquite tree in entry
h2mjd added this to h2mjd's ideas
March 16, 2014
separation of home area from world
wildfig added this to 27 reynolds
March 16, 2014
Water feature
lanapoule added this to jardin
March 16, 2014
water feature
Tim Guba added this to Tim Guba's ideas
March 16, 2014
Nice architectural lines.
candelilla added this to candelilla's ideas
March 16, 2014
Chorro cuando not in use
dmjohnson927 added this to courtyard
March 16, 2014
Celebrating water. Because of water’s scarcity in the Mediterranean, many water elements, such as narrow rills or dribbling fountains, offer only a trickle of water — just enough to prompt a feeling of relief from the heat. A larger water feature such as this one avoids excessive loss from evaporation with a burbling nozzle rather than one that cascades or sprays.
janipani added this to crafts
March 16, 2014
exterior -idees
monchito05 added this to monchito05's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Fuente
kimfennessy added this to kimfennessy's ideas
March 16, 2014
modular design- inner walkway
Ludo Marrink added this to tuin
March 16, 2014
kleine fontijn
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March 15, 2014
Colours
maryellenville added this to Landscape
March 14, 2014
A larger water feature such as this one avoids excessive loss from evaporation with a burbling nozzle rather than one that cascades or sprays.
Baboo Sanitary Ware added this to nihal_shrestha's ideas
March 14, 2014
The fountain
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March 14, 2014
Fuente
Ryan Schmidt added this to Sonoma Style
March 14, 2014
Small fountain
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March 14, 2014
But plaster in white...love the clean line modern look
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March 13, 2014
Estanque
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February 7, 2014
Fountain/outside master bedroom or entrance
kurtdaradics added this to SpanishStyle
February 3, 2014
refreshing water feature
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January 29, 2014
Farmhouse
jimmat added this to adobe
January 8, 2014
fuente
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October 16, 2013
verbinding van 2 spasies
Justino Durán added this to Concreto
October 8, 2013
fuente
nadler added this to nadler's ideas
September 15, 2013
Colour style
christine56 added this to Water Features
September 4, 2013
Mexico: water feature
jane_maxwell added this to gardening
August 14, 2013
pool, fountain, framed vista, paving, cypress specimen trees what's not to like
tylerl8338 added this to Exterior
August 7, 2013
Beautiful architecture
sadat added this to sadat89's ideas
August 7, 2013
hoz
tvitaman04 added this to tvitaman04's Ideas
July 14, 2013
,
tmartin63 added this to house exterior
June 5, 2013
Fountain
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April 13, 2013
Bookmark - NOT an idea for Honore
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April 7, 2013
square entry w/view
joneskc added this to Ideas
April 2, 2013
bkmurray added this to bkmurray's ideas
March 8, 2013
cool
dramber1 added this to dramber1's ideas
March 7, 2013
clean
Lincoln Glover added this to Exterior
March 3, 2013
Framed opening
sylviane added this to Deck garden
March 3, 2013
make it as a lap pool
Denette Vonada-Smith added this to webuser_240858's ideas
February 22, 2013
like
alvin027 added this to alvin027's ideas
February 21, 2013
circuito
kristen1234 added this to kristen1234's ideas
January 7, 2013
car port
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December 25, 2012
fountain spill
jenag12 added this to outdoors
December 21, 2012
cyprus in mexico
Deryle Perryman added this to LItW
December 5, 2012
fountain
jeffj13501 added this to PRINT
November 14, 2012
courtyard
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October 6, 2012
see thru
melimendez1 added this to melimendez1's ideas
September 30, 2012
Fountain w/view
chinaloca added this to chinaloca's ideas
September 22, 2012
Symmetry. View. Flow.
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September 14, 2012
framing trees
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September 6, 2012
doheny spanish
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September 5, 2012
Nama1
alosness added this to remodel
August 6, 2012
home layout
Vincent Filigenzi added this to vfdesign's ideas
July 13, 2012
courtyard site line, connects to something bigger
bigtoy added this to bigtoy's ideas
July 13, 2012
courtyard
forman49 added this to hacienda style
July 1, 2012
Frame views
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June 9, 2012
arq
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May 22, 2012
the notes re energy
debijudd added this to debijudd's ideas
May 14, 2012
Courtyard fountain
Mary Herman added this to mary_herman's ideas
May 11, 2012
courtyard house 2
kmolhem added this to kmolhem's Favorites
May 10, 2012
Good home
Javier Tola added this to javiertola's ideas
May 9, 2012
fuente especial
stephanierios added this to stephanierios's ideas
May 9, 2012
nice lines
lezone added this to Patios, Decks and Lawns
May 7, 2012
Cool fountain and courtyard
Belen Martinez added this to blnm's ideas
May 7, 2012
the patio
cdeguzman added this to cdeguzman's ideas
May 7, 2012
hacienda idea
dianahz21 added this to baño
May 7, 2012
exteriores
frannie2me added this to Strain outdoor
May 7, 2012
fountain
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May 7, 2012
Fountain
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May 7, 2012
Casa Jose
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May 6, 2012
fountain
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May 6, 2012
Diferente espelho d'agua
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May 6, 2012
nice pool
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May 6, 2012
Love
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May 6, 2012
Arizona
tehuacanera added this to tehuacanera's ideas
May 6, 2012
entrada casa mexicana
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May 6, 2012
color
rosiniestra added this to de sueño
May 6, 2012
It takes a village to build a home like this one; the construction of this hacienda outside San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, kept a large number of craftspeople employed for three years. The artisans built this home brick by brick and without electricity for the first two years. "When we started this project, all the workers used to walk to the site," architect David Howell says. "Then, after a while, they had pedal bikes. About a year after that they had motorbikes, and by the end of the project they all had pickup trucks. It's a wonderful feeling to have a positive impact on the local community's economy." The home was a collaboration between Howell and the owner, furniture designer John Houshmand. "We designed the house in a classic hacienda style with a true courtyard fully enclosed by the exterior," Howell explains. "It's a monastic, simplistic aesthetic without embellishment." Local materials stand out, and views of the surrounding mountains of central Mexico were carefully considered.
missdaisy64 added this to missdaisy64's Favorites
May 6, 2012
view through the space
dbcolab added this to LXV
May 6, 2012
conc fountain
feliciabrooks added this to interior garden loreto
May 6, 2012
infinity fountain
lali33 added this to lali33's ideas
May 6, 2012
stunning!
Mortise & Tenon Custom Furniture Store added this to garden/landscapimg ideas
May 6, 2012
I can see myself hanging out here everyday
mbmasha added this to mbmasha's Favorites
May 6, 2012
space and light
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May 6, 2012
fountain
mandalay added this to mandalay's Favorites
May 6, 2012
fountain with corner relief
cbdi added this to cbdi's Favorites
May 6, 2012
Line
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May 6, 2012
מבנים מחוברים
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May 6, 2012
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May 6, 2012
House 2
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May 6, 2012
CT2
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May 6, 2012
feng sui viewpoints
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May 6, 2012
Modern mediterranian
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May 4, 2012
Nice use of axial focal pts
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April 1, 2012
piscina
cshedore added this to landscaping
February 27, 2012
brilliant
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February 8, 2012
Ok
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