In the Andes, at 3,300 meters and surrounded by the Sincholagua, Cotopaxi, Rumiñahui, Corazón and Pasochoa volcanoes, is the Rumilahua hacienda.
The commission was clear: a home with two pavilions, one for Raúl and his latent family, another one for his parents. Two houses in one: independent and interdependent. Two open links that string together in a horizontal 8, symbol of the infinite, of eternal return.
This artificial geography allows the social areas to approach the trees to enjoy the visual, wind and shade of the morning, likewise, these are supported in the private areas of the house, concentrating on a mass to avoid radiation direct sunlight in the afternoon and conserve heat for the cold of the night
Located in Ecuador, Quilotoa Overlook is a project that has resulted from collaboration between Javier Jorge Andrade Benítez, Javier Mera Luna and Daniel Moreno Flores. From the architect: This Project starts with the acknowledgment of a conceptual challenge which structures the idea that generates the proposal: Which characteristics could an overlook have to be attractive […]
Ángel Hevia Antuña and Luis Velasco Roldan have designed a prototype of sustainable housing, with low footprint and high energy efficiency. Description by Luis Velasco Roldan: The abandonment of traditional construction techniques in Ecuador and the use of industrialized low-performance materials have replaced in just a few decades the building knowledge accumulated and evolved over centuries […]