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.
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.
Following and iterative analytical process, based on fieldwork and literature research, an optimized case was parametrically derived measuring the effectiveness of different passive strategies.
The design proposal incorporates the resulting recommendations and integrates the use of solar energy and water management.
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.