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DL House / Camilo Restrepo

  • 01:00 - 4 February, 2009
DL House / Camilo Restrepo
DL House / Camilo Restrepo

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Architect

    Camilo Restrepo Arquitectos
  • Collaborators

    Juliana Montoya, Lucio Luque, Diana Rodriguez, Jorge Buitrago
  • Contractor

    Juan Carlos Tabares, German Zapata, Juan Gonzalo Sanin
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. 7 considerations for a house on the andes tropic

1. on the placement

The house swims through the lot, generating its own space between the trees - without cutting down any. The geometry of the house adapts to the geometry of the space between the trees.

2. on the section

The space is generated after a series of variable sections. This sections are configurated on the following incremental rule: If there´s a tree, the roof folds. This way, it generates several living spaces.

3. on the material

4. on the program

The program and the requirements of its inhabitants are distributed among 4 volumes. Each one builds its own landscape, giving autonomy and freedom to each and one of them.

Module 1. Garage, dining room, kitchen, services.

Module 2. Terrace and saloon.

Module 3. Kid´s rooms

Module 4. Main room and studio.

5. on the phenomenons???

6. on the order

The surface of the house is organized around two stripes. One, on the outside, manages the opening landscape to the trees through variable sections. The other, to the inside, acts as a light, temperature and views filter.

7. on the domestic architecture

The house is a system of perceptions and exchange.

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Uros Smolnikar · January 07, 2011

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evap · April 25, 2009

on the first sight the terrace in front is public but the pillars seem to build an invisible wall for private and has the same connect to nature like the facade of stone and wood . very special!

Conor Wade · February 19, 2009

I do love this house

Danyo Cummings · February 17, 2009

Dream House of the day: 'DL House in Colombia'


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DL House / Camilo Restrepo