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Dezeen Debate newsletter features the "perfect Airbnb hideout" on a cliff-edge in Mexico

The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features a concrete home on a cliff-edge in Mexico and an exclusive interview with the developer of Saudi megacity The Line. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

An enormous thatched roof structure with open sides covers the communal areas of Zozaya Arquitectos' large concrete house, perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mexico.

The 775-square-metre house is located in the bay of Zihuatanejo surrounded by dramatic rocky topography. Commenters have been debating the location of the project and the materials.

Some thought "the thatched roof contradicts the aesthetic of all that concrete" while others wanted to know "how were they allowed to build in such beautiful and wild scenery?".

One commenter said: "Perfect Airbnb hideout".

Crosson Architects creates stealthy lifeguard tower on remote New Zealand beach

Other stories in this week's newsletter include a black concrete lifeguard tower on a remote New Zealand beach, MVRDV's plans for a pair of skyscrapers with "stratified cliff" facades in China and a story exploring if hemp-clad tiny homes are a way to "escape the rent trap".

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