Arbolada Metepec


The intervention adapts to the gaps between the trees. As a result, the entire program is enclosed in a single, L-shaped body with the access road and parking. The rigorous order and the modulation make full use of the space and optimize occupation of the ground surface.

In total, 300 homes, together with their respective amenities, are grouped in a single, 18-story volume organized around three vertical circulation cores, in turn arranged around three patios. This configuration ensures all the different apartment types have views, and concentrates the plumbing installations at the entrance to the apartments, which is very efficient in terms of clustering the installations.

The housing types vary by floor area and number of bedrooms by adding half and full-sized modules; one module is equivalent to the space between bays. The design of the interior spaces restores the human scale, which risks becoming lost given the complex’s size and the module’s repetition.


Metepec, Estado de México, 2017

88,620 sqm

Rancho Acatitlán

This project is located on a 2.5-hectare sloping site with a view of the valley of Acatitlán. Six volumes and five platforms are placed at different heights and “strips” within the terrain to house the interior program and complement the exterior uses of the site. The structure and the modular construction system generate open spaces with clear views towards the front of the site, while at the same time establishing a rhythm for the rear faces of each volume that seeks to give each of them privacy. The repeated structural elements show different environments that, together with the handling of light, differentiates the positioning of each volume in relation to its immediate context, as well as to the views of the valley landscape far off in the distance.


Valle de Bravo, Estado de México, 2017

2,015 sqm

Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC), Aguascalientes

This project is located in a growing area of the city of Aguascalientes. The unknown future development of the adjoining lots guided the creation of an inward-looking campus. The campus’s compositional and functional strategy lies in the central plaza’s design: a series of concentric rings radiate outward from this large meeting space, giving meaning and shape to the program and use of the project. The courtyard is subdivided by the Learning Center, creating a multipurpose plaza as well as a contemplative garden for the school’s most public activities. A structural arcade creates the perimeter circulations around the courtyards and is followed by the classroom blocks and the project’s general program. The façade or structural perimeter responds to the use and orientation of each of its parts.


Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, 2016

4,474 sqm

Photographs: Onnis Luque & Ignacio Urquiza Seoane