Designed in 2012 by Diez + Muller Arquitectos, this modern residence is situated in Via a Los Chillos, Quito, Ecuador.
Description by Diez + Muller Arquitectos The design of this residential venture arises from earlier analysis and understanding of the regional structure of the Ecuadorian highlands, and the way it engages with a contemporary system by means of understanding the place, tectonics and area of every, making a pressure between the 2 methods. First are the normal architectural and spatial parts, such because the courtyard, wall, porch and slope. At the identical time, the open plan and steady area are modernist ideas contrasted with the weather beforehand talked about. The materials palette consists of native stone, wooden and tile as native or endemic supplies, and uncovered concrete, metal and glass as trendy supplies. This combine not solely expresses a proper concept, but in addition a structural and constructive concept that reinforces the argument. In an space of roughly A acres with a steep slope, the home is located on the highest a part of the location, with a privileged view. In plan, the home is designed linearly, profiting from the views from each room. The design in part turns into essential; entry to the social space, kitchen and terrace is situated on the higher degree. The most personal areas and bedrooms are on the decrease flooring. The home is stratified into two zones: the stone base and glass field on prime. The base is a stone bearing wall, the place personal areas are distributed. This base is the help of the home on the bottom and accommodates the excavated soil for its settlement. It is absolutely revealed from sure viewpoints, whereas from others it’s half-buried and appears to come up from the bottom. At each the doorway and rear of the home, a big reduce within the floor generates a submerged courtyard which serves primarily to light up and ventilate the bed room areas on the bottom flooring. At the identical time, it turns into one of the necessary areas of reference of the home. It is contained by an uncovered concrete wall, contrasting with the stone wall, thus creating tensions between the 2 techniques. Entrance to the home is thru a metal and glass bridge that intersects with the stone wall, and opens the area to a big metal and glass nave that accommodates the social areas of the home on the higher flooring. On this nave rests a standard mud tile roof. Finally, the finishes in the home are primarily easy supplies corresponding to concrete and wooden. The lightness of the glass prime quantity is much more evident at night time when synthetic mild exposes its permeability and the good nave of the roof, which is juxtaposed with the monolithic quantity of the bottom on which it rests.
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