Along a long, narrow lot in Mexico city, Mexico-based design studio PPAA / Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados introduces a townhouse-style residence occupied by two units, entitled ‘Pachuca.’ The boundaries of the plot are not typically suited for a conventional apartment scheme were only one apartment could have a private exterior space. With this site-specific restriction, the design team organizes the residential project between two independent households similar to a townhouse.
PPAA / Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados divides the narrow volume of ‘Pachuca’ between two residential units, leaving each house with a facade measuring only thirteen feet. With this condition, the team faces a challenging programmatic layout during the design process, and ultimately transforms this challenge into a unique, thoughtfully organized space. Taking advantage of the east-west orientation of the plot, the design team arranges a collection of stacking volumes that receive light and ventilation both from the street toward the