All that breaks up the layout at Casa O + I is a long cylinder that divides the 1,776-square-foot’s common spaces and its two bedrooms.
The red stucco bathroom is wrapped around the cylinder’s curve, creating a little nook. The same stucco also encases a backyard wall, providing continuity. The rest is white, white and more white.
The core of the house is the living room, whose expansive window faces out onto the patio and pool. In the corner of the main living space is a built-in kitchen module that only partially disrupts the open flow.
The architects prioritized outdoor space with a large pool, sandy fire pit, sleek concrete deck and a floating staircase that leads to a roof terrace.
Project name: Garrido Lizarraga Arquitectos
Location: Merida, Mexico
Design: Arq. Julio Enrique Garrido Lizarraga + Architect Alejandro Torre Espinosa
Construction: Garrido Lizarraga Arquitectos & Asociados + Atorre Architecture and Construction
When it was built: April to September 2018