The Arango Building

Still going through my obsession with the houses of John Lautner. This one is the Arango residence in Acapulco, Mexico, built for a supermarket tycoon.

Lautner had a moment of opulent genius with this one: the upper level doesn’t have a safety wall or rail but a goddamn swimming pool moat!!! It’s just as hard to fall off as a wall but with a moat you get a clear view of Acapulco bay (plus the sun plays upon the moat’s waters). There’s a garden at the building’s very centre too.

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