Located in Monterrey, Mexico, Domus Aurea — Latin for Golden House — is a luxurious and beautifully minimalist residence developed by the Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza in collaboration with local architect Gilberto L. Rodríguez.
Featuring a symmetrical front façade, the house is divided into three horizontal planes. The ground floor features the social areas, the first floor is designated for sleeping and is connected by a generous landing that overlooks the living space. Finally, the striking rooftop acts as a private relaxation space that includes a small swimming pool. Symmetry continues throughout the programme, with each floor arranged as strips of spaces that run from the front to the back of the residence.
Domus Aurea proudly features characteristics that make it almost magical, such as the framed opening on the rooftop or the majestic entrance, but above all, the high vertical wall on the first floor, allowing all the southern light to fill the spaces with this much-coveted golden hue.
Accordingly this light-filled house would be literally flooded with golden light, and thus become a veritable Domus Aurea. We dream of a white house, serene, full of light, a golden light, where its inhabitants will be happy.
Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla.