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La Piscucha / Cincopatasalgato

La Piscucha / Cincopatasalgato

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Santa Tecla, El Salvador
  • Architects: Cincopatasalgato
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  655 Area:  655
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012
  • Photographs photographs:  Jason BaxPhotographs:  Jason Bax
  • Structural Design:PCK Ingenieros
  • Electrical:SIET
  • Plumbing:Planabotter Ingenieros
  • Landscape:Organika
  • City:Santa Tecla
  • Country:El Salvador
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Text description provided by the architects. Jose Roberto Paredes and his team of architects at cincopatasalgato, an architecture-interior-furniture design company in El Salvador, designed this home “La Piscucha” located atop a hill in San Salvador. The environmentally conscious owners wanted to build a house with a “summer home” feel, yet with modern and sophisticated design.

© Jason Bax
© Jason Bax

La Piscucha was designed with a series of levels organized around the central entertainment area. The main rooms of the house are oriented to maximize the effect of views of the capital city San Salvador, the mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. 

© Jason Bax
© Jason Bax

Green design concepts were integrated, including floor to ceiling windows for natural light and ventilation, waste water treatment and separate stormwater treatment, solar panel lighting, and reuse wood for coating outside the main room.

© Jason Bax
© Jason Bax

The final touch: the roof was designed to give the house a “ready to fly” sensation.


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Cite: "La Piscucha / Cincopatasalgato" 19 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/478174/la-piscucha-cincopatasalgato> ISSN 0719-8884

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