Mexico City, Mexico.
Principal / Diverse Projects.
practice, cantilever, parametric design, ruled surfaces, wood curtain wall, green roof.
At a very steep site in the west of Mexico City, a client asked Diverse to develop a multi-family residence. The adjacent land is a federally protected ecological area. To mask the bulk of the building’s mass, as well as to aid in energy efficiency, the project’s roofs are designed as undulating green terraces. Stacking the residences allows for more privacy with increased density. The volumes are clad in a wood curtain-wall system with a ruled surface geometry. The wood mullions are rotated were necessary to block direct sight-lines between residential bars. In the interior of the project, all private spaces are held away from the facade in order to preserve views and light in every space.