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Cumbres Doce / SOSTUDIO

  • Architects: SOSTUDIO
  • Location: Cancún, Quintana Roo, México
  • Project Architect: Sergio Orduña
  • Construction Company: Grupo Inconture
  • Area: 1835.0 m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Photography: Daniela Rangel

© Daniela Rangel © Daniela Rangel © Daniela Rangel © Daniela Rangel

From the architect. Cumbres Doce is an investment project located in a booming area in the center of Cancun. It comprises five separate houses, security gate and access control. The biggest challenge of the project was to locate the five units in an elongated lot with a narrow front and an extended background with party walls on three sides. The solution was to develop the main floor on the first level, leaving the services and storage areas at street level.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Thus the main floor extends the entire width of the lot, forming bridges over the roads for car transit inside the project. The layout of the plans is designed seeking the best orientation, ensuring direct sunlight on the pool and garden area, and natural cross ventilation by opening windows. An important feature of the project is the privacy and independence of each unit; each house has a garden area and private pool.

© Daniela Rangel
© Daniela Rangel

The modern-minimalist style chosen for the project tries to establish a difference by proposing a more contemporary approach to the idea of living in the Caribbean. The design concept is based on combining wide open spaces with the use of double heights and large sliding windows, creating a unique atmosphere by integrating interior and exterior in a single area.

© Daniela Rangel
© Daniela Rangel
Cite:"Cumbres Doce / SOSTUDIO" [Cumbres Doce / SOSTUDIO] 08 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Lorena Quintana) Accessed . <>