O Cuatro Residence by Migdal Arquitectos
O Cuatro Residence is a contemporary home designed by the Mexican studio – Migdal Arquitectos. This stunning two-story home is located in Mexico City, Mexico.
The layout of the house divides its social and private areas through an interaction of volumes that express a pure geometry. The upper volumes appears to float in space which is an effect further emphasized by the use of dark stone.
From the architects: “The interior-exterior connection is achieved through doors and terraces, generating a continuous space that employs stone as a material.
The garden forms an element for connecting the social spaces, located on the ground floor and reached through large picture windows, together with the basement area comprising gym and games room. The unfolding of the garden succeeds in providing natural lighting and a pleasant view to these spaces. Wood plays an important role, generating warmth and elegance.
Sunlight was a key factor in the conception of the project. The glass windows and skylights create large areas lit by natural illumination during most of the day. Insolation is controlled with the use of cantilevers that generate shade and provide a respite from the direct sun.
Although the same materials were used throughout all the spaces, each of them was assigned its own personality, while maintaining a consistent language.”