Habitación en el cerro by El Sindicato Arquitectura

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Habitación en el cerro by El Sindicato Arquitectura

Structure Agency: El Sindicato Arquitectura
E-mail: [email protected]
Fb and Instagram: @elsindicatoarquitectura
Authors: Nicolás Viteri – María Mercedes Reinoso – Xavier Duque 
Location: San Juan, Cumbayá, Ecuador
Completion 12 months: 2021
Coated Space: 190m²
Constructed Space: 45 m²
Pictures: Andrés Villota / @andres.v.fotografìa
Illustration: El Sindicato Arquitectura – Lennin Amaya

Habitación en el cerro is an extension to an present home in San Juan de Cumbayá, Ecuador.

After the requirement of a easy program that features a room with a sleeping space, a dwelling house and a rest room, an implantation decided by a reasonably rugged terrain stuffed with vegetation and the required relationship with the prevailing home, we had the chance to experiment with development approach and materiality. 

For the execution of the mission, we developed a combined construction targeted on using stone and brick load-bearing partitions on the facades which can be buried because of the required clearance to match ranges with the prevailing home, brick load-bearing partitions on the uncovered facades with a excessive requirement of privateness as a consequence of its fast relationship with the prevailing home and easy strong wooden columns on a stone plinth on the semi-exposed façade that appears at and takes benefit of the plentiful nature of the place. 

We completed off the construction unifying the 4 facades with a concrete and wooden flooring that helps a light-weight roof with a easy construction of strong wooden and isolation chamber.

Within the load-bearing partitions we apply the strengthened cavity approach, for the buried ones we use a stone face of 20-30cm in the direction of the surface, a strengthened concrete cavity of 4-6cm within the middle and a brick face on the within, and for the uncovered ones , the identical strengthened cavity of 4-6cm and two brick faces.

The strengthened cavity approach allowed us to don’t have any columns and to make use of the masonry as formwork for the casting of the strengthened cavity, as a method to cut back the slenderness of a concrete wall as skinny and as completed.

The easy strong wooden columns are anchored to a stone plinth that bridges the hole between the ground inside and the pure stage of the bottom exterior. Such a punctual construction was used to permit a terrific view of the fast vegetation.

Consequently, now we have a mission that seeks to not stand out from nature and that focuses on the feeling that it generates when inhabiting it.