Rancho Aguayo was commissioned by a developer in Oaxaca City. The site is located about 20 minutes away from the city center, and has small traditional houses around it as built context. The concept started from two important premises; the first, to make building blocks with apartments and terraces to enclose each housing block, instead of having the 1500 houses that the client requested next to each other; the second, to introduce to the site the existing streets of the surrounding context in order to dictate the main street axis, giving shape to the building blocks.
Each building block has three apartment prototypes that can be introduced to have different housing units within each enclosing block. These buildings also work as a barrier to the street, instead of having a perimeter wall around, as is accustomed in this kind of projects. Inside, a public space, gardens and parking units are located. Our priority was to promote community life and public recreational spaces, due to the scale of the project.