Rancho Aguayo

Oaxaca, MX.


Pablo Pérez Palacios + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, Jorge Quiroga, Hermann Tamayo, Sergio Delgado, Camila Ureña

Rancho Aguayo was commissioned by a developer in Oaxaca city. The site is located about 20 minutes away from the city center, having small traditional houses all around it as built context.

The concept started with two important premises, the first one was to make building blocks with apartments and terraces to enclose each housing block, instead of having the 1500 houses that the client requested all next to each other. The second design premise was to introduce to the site the existing streets of the surrounding context inorder to dictate the main street axis, giving shape to the building blocks.

Each building block has 3 apartment prototipes that can be repetitive to have different kinds of housing units within each enclosing block. These buildings also work as a barrier to the street, instead of having a perimetral  Wall around, as is acostumed in this kind of proyects. Inside, a public space, gardens and parking units are located.

The main approach of this project due to it’s scale was to promote community life and public space for all the people around.