O Cuatro Residence by Migdal Arquitectos

Located in Mexico City, Mexico, O Cuatro Residence is a beautiful two-story home designed in 2016 by Migdal Arquitectos.

Modern, minimalist house with glass walls, concrete exterior, and lush landscaping.
A modern, glass-walled house surrounded by lush, tropical foliage and wooden accents.
Serene wooded garden path with varied foliage and wooden steps leading to a modern structure.
A modern living room with a lush garden view, wooden ceiling, and concrete accents.
A stunning indoor garden space with a water feature, lush plants, and a dramatic lighting installation.
A sleek, modern hallway with a mix of natural and industrial materials, including glass walls and a vibrant art piece.
A modern hallway with a glass wall, geometric patterns, and wood paneling.
A grand piano sits in a cozy wooden interior, surrounded by lush greenery through panoramic windows.
Luxurious bathroom with warm wood tones, sleek vanities, and expansive windows overlooking nature.
A luxurious modern home with large glass windows, wooden accents, and a lush garden.

About O Cuatro Residence

Innovative Design at O Cuatro Residence

The O Cuatro residence cleverly separates its social and private spaces using a striking interplay of shapes that showcase pure geometry. Interestingly, the upper volume seems to float, an illusion accentuated by dark stone. Despite its solidity, this volume retains a sense of lightness and stands in sharp contrast to the bright and airy social area.

Blending Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Doors and terraces bridge the interior with the exterior, creating an expansive continuous space that incorporates stone materials. Consequently, this setup enhances the flow and connectivity of the living areas.

The garden, accessible via large windows on the ground floor, links the social areas and extends to the basement, which includes a gym and games room. The design of the garden not only brings in natural light but also offers captivating views, enriching these underground spaces. In these areas, wood plays a crucial role, adding warmth and a simple beauty.

Harnessing Natural Light

Sunlight was a critical element in designing the project. The residence features large glass windows and skylights that flood the space with natural light most of the day. To control the sunlight, architects incorporated cantilevers that cast shade, offering relief from direct sunlight.

Unique Character of Each Space

While the residence employs consistent materials across all areas, each space develops its own character, maintaining a unified architectural language. This approach allows for individuality within a cohesive structure, showcasing a smart use of materials and design principles.

Photography courtesy of Migdal Arquitectos

Visit Migdal Arquitectos

- by Matt Watts