Montaña invited PPAA to participate in a residential complex with real estate purposes in collaboration with a group of the most talented young Mexican firms, including Bernardi + Peschard, CC Arquitectos, and EstudioMMX.
The masterplan was developed in Pedregal, a suburb located in the south of Mexico City, which has a strong cultural and natural identity. The project consisted of the design of six different houses arranged in a perimetral scheme around an empty center; each firm was given two houses. The center of the masterplan has a radial scheme, for the parking spaces that were located under the street level were built as covered garages and storage units.
PPAA was selected to design and develop the last two houses at the last end of the masterplan, working as mirrored house units. The main intentions for the design were to have more solid blocks towards the main façade, in order to enclose the central masterplan space. Therefore, there would be a bigger opening on the rear part of the site, were the remaining space—due to planning restrictions—was designed with both existing and new trees, and vegetation that also serves as view for the social areas and the rooms on the upper levels. Open terraces on the main level and the upstairs bedrooms were designed in order to overlook these gardens and treetops.