Paradero's brutalist-style nature villa is situated on the west coast of Baja California, where the ocean meets the mountain town of Todos Santos.
Brutalist architecture emerged from the post-war era in the 1950s in the United Kingdom. Brutalism was a way to express a departure from the 1940s architecture with bare building materials covering entire buildings.
The minimalist approach of brutalist architecture uses exposed and unpainted concrete or brick. However, with the predominantly monochrome colors and thick structures within certain geographic locations with less favorable weather conditions and urbanism, people can find it demoralizing - especially in places like the former Soviet Union.
But the elemental beauty of these muscular structures comes to life in the right environment. Replace gloomy weather with blue skies and depressing asphalt jungle with lush greenery, and the brutalist building becomes an integral part of its surroundings, just like a monolith.