Ecuadorian studio Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos has accomplished a brick home and driving faculty within the Andes Mountains, full with a gabled roof and dogtrot breezeway.
Primarily based in Quito, Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos accomplished El Picadero in 2022 in Lasso, Ecuador, an agricultural space close to the Cotopaxi volcano.
The 5,000-square metre (1.25-acre) rectangular web site is characterised by eucalyptus bushes which can be considerable within the chilly local weather.
The primary home – measuring 420 sq. metres (4,520 sq. ft) – is positioned on the east facet of the lot, whereas the stables are positioned on the west facet.
The home serves as each a compact residence and a leisure space. The 2 areas are divided by a big breezeway that has a gap in its roof for a central tree.
The open leisure space is versatile – at the moment holding sport tables, the house may be transformed into 4 suites and a typical space sooner or later.
The modular metal construction rests on a strengthened concrete plinth that holds a radiant heating system. Vast saltillo tile steps open the plinth to the location.
The home is oriented in order that the lengthy sides get as a lot daylight as attainable.
Native bricks clad the east façade whereas the western facet is characterised by a wood brise soleil laid over laminated glass, a system that helps preserve the warmth within the inside areas, permits for the afternoon solar to enter, and takes within the view of the Ilinizas Mountains.
The gabled roof – which helps shed water throughout common heavy rainfalls – consists of sand-coloured clay lap tiles, whereas the inside ceiling and exterior soffit are clean, heat eucalyptus wooden.
The studio bricked the gabled ends however left the higher triangular type in glass to convey gentle in beneath the deep eaves.
A big copper-coloured chimney type rises out of the roof, however it’s truly an commentary house reached by an enclosed inside spiral staircase.
The rounded components reappear all through the design: within the round home windows, tube-shaped sinks, and mixed powder room and occasional bar that kinds a floating cylinder in the primary house.
The primary home is linked to the shed-roofed stables by a collection of circulation paths and equestrian components. The group evaluated the location to find the leaping monitor in a much less densely vegetated house and orient it north-south to make coaching environment friendly.
“We additionally determined to unite the providers and the versatile house in a single physique, and to implant it subsequent to the driving enviornment, as a way to make the most of the view, and protect as many bushes as attainable,” the group mentioned.
Preserving the present panorama is one thing Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos works to do in each venture.
For instance, the studio’s Tacuri Home on the outskirts of Quito is oriented round native Algarrobo bushes and offered areas for the bushes to floor round and thru the home.
The images is by JAG Studio.
Architect: Gabriel Rivera
Design group: Jaime Rivera, Belén Andrade, Diego Rivera, Danilo Yambay, Francisco Balarezo.
Panorama design: Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos
Collaborators: Margarita Quispe
Metallic construction: Ospining
Metallic element and fabrication: López y López Metalwork
Picket doorways and lattice: Inmadec
Plumbing fixtures: Briggs
Wooden finishes: Madel
Flooring: Alfa – Pisos