Compound view

This project aims to understand the characteristics of Mexico City’s temperate climate and highlight potential passive strategies to enhance comfort an reduce energy consumption.

Design Process

Thermal Discomfort found in detached houses located on the suburbs of Mexico City and the increasing demand of this dwelling typology has called for research focused on climate, culture and social aspects.

Fieldwork and Analytical Analysis


Following and iterative analytical process, based on fieldwork and literature research, an optimized case was parametrically derived measuring the effectiveness of different passive strategies.

PR3The design proposal incorporates the resulting recommendations and integrates the use of solar energy and water management.

Perspective Section

The outcome is a sensitive contextual design of a live-work compound that provides indoor and outdoor thermal and visual comfort, encompassing a variety of activities promoting occupants’ well-being.

Sustainable Diagram