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House on the Slope / Paisajes Emergentes

  • Architects: Paisajes Emergentes
  • Location: Retiro, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Architects: Paisajes Emergentes
  • Structural Design : Jorge Aristizábal
  • Collaborators: Juan Carlos Aristizábal, Farid Maya, Erica Martínez and Sebastián Monsalve
  • Contractor: Gedesa
  • Area: 480.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Cristobal Palma

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma

From the architect. If we drew a line around the perimeter of the house we would obtain an irregular polyhedron with short straight lines, full of incisions and sudden turns.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

The geometry only pretends to answer the question of how a house can be deformed by events occurring within the surrounding landscape, be they far or close to it. The operation was compatible with a particular request of the client: a clear division of interior spaces. These were finally connected through voids that separate but still permit a visual relation between them, as if they were smaller houses.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

The dents in the volume were done with a careful consideration to both far and near events within the landscape, and so each hollow is unique and its form, location and proportion respond to that concern. Some of the thresholds face a distant view, while others show sections of the house itself, the old coniferous nearby wood or the Yarumo trees planted on the edges.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

Within the living spaces the roof projects the section to the exterior. In the circulation areas there are voids of long or smaller sizes. In this case, conversely, the roof contracts the section.

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

To see more photographs of this project, please visit Cristobal Palma's website

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma
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