The Endemic Home in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador by ESEcolectivo Arquitectos

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The front facade of the house that sole constructed from bamboo structure.

Architects: ESEcolectivo Arquitectos
Space: 120 m²
12 months: 2021
Images: José de la Torre
Producers: AutoDesk, Acesco, Trimble
Shoppers: Jenny Quijozaca, Daniel Fraga
Collaborators: Paulina Pesantez, Lucie Daum, Leonardo Borja
Metropolis: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Nation: Ecuador

In 2015, Dany and Jenny based the primary artisanal brewery on San Cristóbal Island, in Galapagos: La Cervecería Endémica. The proposal sought to be sustainable, pure, and native; as a lot as doable, contemplating the constraints of an Island (assets and power provide, transportation, and many others.).

After 4 years of labor and with the arrival of their first baby, the couple decides to construct the primary home of their very own on a plot of land positioned on the city fringe of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, one kilometer away from the coast.

In the identical means as within the brewery, they search to construct their dwelling sustainable, native, and as delicate as doable to the pure context of the Islands.

The Endemic Home, subsequently, goals to be a easy, environment friendly home and prioritizes the usage of the native workforce and supplies. The restricted finances represents an vital problem by way of administration and logistics.

The undertaking occupies an space of ​​roughly 120m2 on the bottom flooring, leaving a rear patio for a vegetable backyard, which continues as a inexperienced space within the necessary retreats within the entrance and the facet.

In the direction of the opposite facet, there may be an elongated house restricted by the neighboring home, going through the loos and containing the laundry space on the bottom flooring. The Endemic Home is resolved by a bamboo (caña guadua) construction, which has been collected and handled within the Islands by an area builder.

To save lots of prices, the work monitoring is carried out remotely, establishing an in depth relationship between the purchasers, the builder, and the architects.

The undertaking is split in three ranges, the place the areas are distributed round a large core of stairs that perform as a path resulting in the view of the ocean on the highest stage, and because the axis of the bioclimatic efficiency of the undertaking, by the chimney impact that permits the circulation of sizzling air.

The bottom flooring is split between the social areas and a visitor room that avoids the steps, for the consolation of the aged guests. Upstairs, there are two rooms differentiated by a half-height stage variation and a rest room.

The extent variation permits an oblique relationship between the main bedroom and the playroom for the kid, with the potential for closing as a single room when privateness necessities change.

On the third flooring, there’s a small studio room/viewpoint, an area that rises above the neighboring buildings and opens onto the façade in the direction of the coast, framing the view of the sundown.

In the direction of the inside, a lot of the furnishings, partitions, and divisions are resolved with bamboo or cedrela, a kind of timber tree typical of the Galapagos Islands. In the identical means, the exterior particulars of balconies, terraces, and latticeworks are solved with cedrela and cane in numerous methods.

However, the water in the home is heated by photo voltaic panels, whereas grey water is handled by a purification system with vegetation, which leaves irrigation water for the inexperienced areas.

Attributable to materials import restrictions, the roofing and their corresponding insulation are resolved with industrial components.

It is very important point out that, regardless of the supply of native supplies and the delicate situations of the Galapagos ecosystem, the Endemic Home is the second undertaking constructed with bamboo know-how in San Cristóbal.

Within the city areas of the Islands, a lot of the constructions are made out of metallic and concrete.