The architects deliberately positioned the house on the western side of the site to keep it from overheating
There’s nothing better than a home that helps you connect with nature at all times. A dwelling that through its design, is able to induce serenity, rest and peace. With these ideas in mind, Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos designed a house in Samborondon, Ecuador for a family of five. The owners wanted a simple home that would seamlessly merge with the green landscape around, as the site is also bordered by a picturesque park and lake.
Simple Yet Charming
The architects built a minimalist, two-tier structure made of textured stone, lined with black iron. The structure stands right at the ground level, so during the warm season, the owners open up the glass partitions, connecting the house with the garden.
The house has two floors, but the second, smaller one, is used only as a utility room with a laundry area. The main living room is on the first level with direct access to the pool and patio. The architects deliberately positioned the house on the western side of the site to keep it from overheating, and left the rest of the area for “open living spaces”.
In addition, to create a private area for the residents of the house, the architects did not use typical partitions and walls, but natural elements. They used a green hill as a barrier, which hides the courtyard from prying eyes.
The house can be accessed via a concrete corridor, which the owners use as a gallery for their art collection. A large foyer flows into the open-plan dining area and living room. This space is the heart of the house and is linked to a cozy patio. All the bedrooms are in the western part of the building—one can access them via the recreation area and the kitchen.
This article first appeared in AD Russia
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