Location: Monterrey, México
Project Year: 2016
Area: 550 m2
Photo: Javier Callejas Sevilla
Located in one of the most preferred areas of Monterrey, with a beautiful view to the Sierra Madre Oriental. A modern Mexican residence “Domus Aurea” was designed as a collaboration between Gilberto L. Rodríguez, of GLR Arquitectos, and Alberto Campo Baeza, of Estudio Campo Baeza.
The scheme of the project is based on the union of two concatenated double height spaces in the middle of the house, forming three interlaced levels. At the intermediate level there is a wall with golden leaf, which is illuminated by the light that comes from the south and reflects this golden light on the ground floor and the roof.
On the ground floor of the house there are the most public areas such as living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, home theater and bar. Going upstairs, you will find the bedrooms and the center of this level, a reading room that joins the spaces and overlooks the ground floor. On the roof you will find a swimming pool that has a view of the reading room on the intermediate level and its impressive golden wall from one side, and from the other — there goes a view on the majestic Sierra Madre Oriental.
The exterior looks quite minimal with smooth crisp white surfaces and almost no decoration. The marble front door is located within an all-white courtyard with strategically placed plants and is made with a marble surround and stoop.