In Mexico City, in a residential area called Polanco, this four story building with a basement, contains three apartments organized around a central courtyard. For our design approach, the strict regulations were fundamental, from the street we could not go any higher than 9 meters, from that point on we could have the last floor plan elevate itself in a diagonal to reach the height that permits the extra floor in the back.
To avoid having continuous floor plans looking out to the facades, we did different triangular cuts in the three levels, providing the interior space with double heights, that articulate them selves with the space on upper or lower floors, sometimes invading a different apartment.
The interior distribution of the program, concentrates service areas on the interior sides of the courtyard, leaving free spaces towards the street and a back patio looking into a beautiful existing tree. The areas are divided in public looking out to the street facing the west, and in the back all the private areas to the east, this are divided into four modules in floor plan, but having an extra level in this part, in section, this are divided making the apartments two floors and permitting the last floor to live toward the roof top that becomes a terrace looking out the street with a great tree formation.