This project is located in the mesophile forest of the old Xalapa road – Coatepec is a land of great panoramic qualities; In this polygonal and corresponding to the steep slope part of the lot, the design looks to emphasize the view for all the apartments and to allow people to enjoy the surroundings.

Global Design & Architecture Design Awards 2021
First Award | Category: Architectural Innovation & New Design Talent – Housing

Project Name: Apartment Zoncuantla
Studio Name: Rafael Pardo Arquitectos

Apartment Zoncuantla | Rafael Pardo Arquitectos - Sheet1
©Rafael Pardo Arquitectos

The project was built over 900 square meters of land, respecting the natural landscape and allocating more than 60% of the space to green areas. A wall with rubblework of stone taken from the same land, forms the base of this building; The ground level apartment has a beautiful garden with endemic vegetation while the upper levels get their own terraces providing them with additional social space and panoramic views.

Apartment Zoncuantla | Rafael Pardo Arquitectos - Sheet2
©Rafael Pardo Arquitectos

This project invites everyone to go around playful tours through each one of its levels, from public spaces to very private areas.

Apartment Zoncuantla | Rafael Pardo Arquitectos - Sheet3
©Rafael Pardo Arquitectos

The apartments accumulate 470 square meters of construction, looking for space optimization without leaving behind the ecosystem in which it was built. Aesthetically, the project alludes to materials like wood, adobes, clay and earth tones.