Situated in an affluent neighborhood in the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, this 20 unit multi-family residence sits on the edge of a hillside site overlooking the city. The client’s desire was for a modern design that would house a mix of unit options for the intended market. Besides the number of units and square footage needs, the only other requirement was that the building was not to block the owner’s view, whose residence overlooked the site below. To meet this and maintain a proportional scale to the existing neighborhood, the building was broken into 3 small forms, which are connected by a main circulation datum. The units were organized along this datum, oriented towards the south and away from existing structures, such as the tall residential building to the west, so that residents had unobstructed views to the city.
From the street level, these floating forms appear to be perched on a stone mass carved out of the mountain side. This stone wraps around the mountain facing side of the bottom three floors which hold two parking levels plus a level of units. Upon entering the site, the road slopes down to the parking levels, passing alongside the stone wall on the left and the carved mountain with vegetation on the right, passing under the floating forms and a pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian bridge provides access from the street, intersecting the forms and bringing the user to a shared common terrace, ending a suspended platform that reaches past the buildings extents.