Native studio ERDC Arquitectos has constructed a brick and glass home with an arched roof and mezzanine degree in Quito, Ecuador.
Accomplished in 2022, the 60-square-metre home is known as Horno de Pan – which interprets to brick oven – for its vaulted kind that’s open on both finish by way of glazed partitions, which rework the home right into a lamp at evening.
Architects Fernanda Esquetini and Pablo Puente of ERDC Arquitectos have been impressed by “a detailed studying of the context, wants and assets.”
The 584-square metre lot slopes down Auqui hill towards the capital metropolis, and regardless of its rural character, maintains a visible relationship with the town.
The home is oriented towards Quito and “adapts itself to the uneven topography by way of a set of ranges,” the studio stated.
The designers used brick due to its native availability, thermal properties and structural flexibility. Huge, load-bearing brick partitions present a thermal mass and are topped by the lowered vault.
“As a result of the mission’s location is a seismic zone, the vault is strengthened with a three-centimetre-thick concrete layer, acquiring a lightweight cowl with a big floor space,” the studio stated.
The development system decreased the mission’s use of concrete and metal and supplied color and texture, serving because the end materials on each the outside and inside.
Inside, the easy kind distributes area in three ranges. The bottom degree incorporates the residing, eating, and kitchen area. Up a half-flight of stairs sits the entry and loo, and up one other half-flight is the bed room and studio in an open mezzanine.
The poured-in-place concrete basis mitigates the grade change and serves because the decrease staircase.
The compact inside is environment friendly, utilizing the end flooring of the toilet because the countertop within the kitchen and the toilet counter because the kitchen shelf.
The higher staircase transitions to heat picket particulars that alleviate the tough concrete textures and in addition function the fabric for counter tops and shelving.
Finish glazing brings gentle all through your entire home, and glass block gives privateness within the rest room. Two-storey built-in gates swing open through the day for an unencumbered view of the hillside and shut at evening for safety.
A small utility and examine area borders the home and gives alternative for enlargement and reference to an unfinished brick tie-in wall.
All the plan is designed for flexibility as future levels of building might reappropriate the inside area.
Whereas unusual on this space of Ecuador, brick vaults will not be remarkable in South America. Argentinian architect Gabrizio Pugliese topped a weekend residence with three flattened brick arches outdoors of Buenos Aires whereas Equipo de Arquitectura created a construction with steel-reinforced brick vaults in Paraguay.
The images is by JAG Studio.
Architect: ERDC arquitectos
Builder: Taller Common (Martín Actual and Florencia Sobrero)
Collaboration: Santiago Leon
Engineering: Patricio Cevallos