Most city-dwellers are well aware of the opportunities that can be found in having some extra space: namely, the chance for a rent-paying roommate. But most people also don't get the results of this Mexico City resident.
When Palma's team of architects — Ilse Cardenas, Regina de Hoyos, Diego Escamilla, and Juan Luis Rivera — were tasked with turning an empty room into a studio with its own entrance, they thought that the best way to do so would be to take advantage of an upper floor and move part of the living space outside.
The team partially demolished a wall to reach the upper level, and added a kitchenette, sofa bed, and storage to the area. Then, they connected the original property and studio by a metal roof, which covers a shared private patio that's walled in by greenery. And to make sure that the newfound square footage fits in without a hitch, the team kept the exposed brick walls and paired them with fresh white stucco and creamy pine wood. In the end, the owner's request became an artful indoor-outdoor oasis.