about the project
A steeply sloped site in the mountainous skirts of Guatemala City’s valley rested undeveloped while having impressive views. Guatemala is a seismic zone 4 area, and this was a factor for the site to remain undeveloped.
Structures with long spans were designed to rest on top of concrete piles poured into the steep slope in order to be able to develop a residential solution that is cantilevered through the air.
All habitats in the project have long glass expanses, all the walls are light gauge steel sandwich panels, and a wooden Prodema rainscreen was applied on top of some panels, along with aluminum composite panels.
Structural steel has been left exposed in order to enrich the interior spaces.
The habitats were designed for a speciﬁc market segment (afﬂuent professionals in their thirties), and thus a speciﬁc lifestyle product was developed.