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Cañada San Francisco is a housing complex composed of 14 houses. It is located in Avenida San Francisco # 368, at the Barrio San Francisco neighborhood, in Mexico City. The main challenge of the project was to accommodate the program in a lot with very complicated characteristics; with only one street-facing of 7 meters and through the descent of more than 100 meters in length and 11 meters of unevenness, the area of the houses is reached. These are arranged in 2 different platforms with a slope of approximately 3 meters of height. The project proposes 5 different blocks, ranging from one to four 250 sqm houses. The blocks communicate through an open corridor that serves as a housing lobby and connects directly with the parking area. Pots of clay with different types of vegetation were placed along the corridor, which together with the brick used in the walls help create a feeling of warmth while walking through it. Each house is settled on a 9 x 9 meters field and consists of 4 levels: the ground floor is intended for the social aspect of the house, while the upper 2 levels were designed for the private area. A basement was also left as a laundry and storage area. The houses were geometric and orderly designed, in order to have clean volumes as well as efficient and well-used interior spaces. View more View full description
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