Developed from a series of models for a multifamily vacation project in the mountains,
this smaller scale concrete structure is meant to be used as a block for urban design
approach in sloped terrain. As a response to the common strict guidelines of the
developers, we challenged the models to function between dividing walls, relying only
on their front and back ends for views, lighting and ventilation.
For Alpha, the sloped terrain on the urban context means that one of both side
neighbors is sitting on lower ground, and the opportunities to open the building to look
above neighbors roof meant careful attention to the design of the rooftops and the
mandatory landscaping on top of them; but also means that the other neighbor will be
sitting on higher ground, and the house is forced to be oriented towards the open
A simple open space plan solved the living areas next to the view, the service quarters helped to obtain privacy from the road and a small lobby gesture made cross ventilation possible on any weather pattern.
Location: La Sabana, Vargas, Venezuela