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Greenhouse Atelier / al bordE

  • 01:00 - 3 September, 2010
Greenhouse Atelier / al bordE
Greenhouse Atelier / al bordE, © Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador

© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador © Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador © Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador © Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Machachi, Ecuador
  • Architect

    Pascual Gangotena
  • Technical Advisor

    Bolívar Romero, Rammed Earth Specialist
  • Client

    Iñigo Salvador
  • Builder

    Pascual Gangotena & Miguel Ramos
  • Infographics

    David Barragán & Esteban Benavides
  • Area

    61.95 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

From the architect. He requires a shelter to express the powerful reflection of nature in his paintings. In the other hand. She needs a greenhouse to summarize the diversity of that nature. He is the foundation of the family. She is tenderness, passion and hope.

© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador

An atelier, a place for inspiration and meditation for him, a bubble for observing and painting the surrounding landscape. Meanwhile, this workshop becomes a pedestal on which her greenhouse is placed. It collects a selection of flora and becomes a place to contemplate the endless landscape.

© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador

Two environments contained in crystal membranes: the atelier one rises from a base of ground and stone toward the vegetation space and sky. The greenhouse sits on the heavy mass of the workshop and flies through clouds and moorland wind.

© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador

The atelier is a bubble suspended between stone walls and rammed earth. The existing space between walls, ground and bubble, protect the space from absorbing the humidity of the moorland. Additionally the first sun rays heat a radiator system that increase the temperature of the air gap. This heated air enters the space making it thermally comfortable. In the afternoon the main façade absorbs the sun heat, saving it in the solid floor of the workshop releasing the heat during the night.

© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador

The upper box, otherwise, just fulfills its role as greenhouse.

© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador

The project is located in a rural zone of Machachi, in a hard access site, over 3.500 meters over sea level. So the appropriate decision was to use principally materials of the place: ground, stone, pine and eucalypt wood.

© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
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federica barile · July 07, 2012

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Martin Corona Torres · July 07, 2012

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TOKIW · July 07, 2012

A beautiful greenhouse in Ecuador. Read More: http://t.co/3ViUlMAP

nuddystargazer · January 08, 2012

That'd be the shower stall for me, if only that top bit were one. But could do without the enforced rule of thirds imposing itself on the view. Really REALLY really annoying.

Umut Aybek · May 03, 2011

minimal / gösteri?siz ama çooook güzel bi örnek -dald?m yine evimin hayallerine http://www.archdaily.com/75897...

Architektourist · September 06, 2010

Ein Atelier zum Meditieren und Malen - schön. via @archdaily http://ht.ly/2A0CG

Antuan · September 06, 2010

Amazing piece of heaven

Martha Downs · September 05, 2010

RT @casinclair: Nice little greenhouse in Ecuador http://archdai.ly/brFrBb

Leilani · September 05, 2010

RT @casinclair Nice little greenhouse in Ecuador http://archdai.ly/brFrBb <~~ NICE! It&#39s the light in the center that &#39makes&#39 it :)

Cameron Sinclair · September 05, 2010

Nice little greenhouse in Ecuador http://archdai.ly/brFrBb

farlung · September 04, 2010

just beautiful.

Nick Downes · September 04, 2010

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Lorena Castañeda · September 04, 2010

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up_today_arch · September 04, 2010

Powerful concept in very inspiring landscape.... Wonderful!

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