Zoncuantla apartments by RP Arquitectos in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. Photography by Onnis Luque and Naser Nader Ibrahim.
The project is located in the cloud forest of the old Xalapa – Coatepec highway in a terrain with privileged panoramic qualities; In this polygonal and in correspondence with the slope of the lot, the design is proposed seeking to emphasize the views for all the apartments and encourage the contemplation of the environment.
On 760 square meters of land, the building is displaced, leaving a footprint of green area with more than 50% of the property, using roof terraces as green area and terrace. A basalt wall typical of the site forms a base on which the building sits; concrete lattice is used in parking lots minimizing the invasion of the car.
Four apartments make up the condominium; the ground floor apartment is next to a garden that contains endemic vegetation, while the upper levels get panoramic views of the surroundings assisted by terraces to expand the social space. The project invites various recreational routes in each of its levels, moving from public spaces to private areas.
The departments total 470 square meters of construction seeking space optimization without neglecting the different atmospheres’ quality. Plastically, the project alludes to materials such as wood, adobe, clay and earth tones.
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