San Juan House / Jose María Saez

San Juan House / Jose María Saez

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Quito, Ecuador
  • Architects: Jose María Saez: Jose María Sáez
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2007

Text description provided by the architects. A house in Quito's Historic Old Town turns its gaze on a private garden. On the old terrace, the new hall becomes a connector between the interior and the exterior. A continuous steel girder reaffirms the vocation of openness to the landscape, while its horizontality unifies the facade facing the garden. 

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The extremes of the beam are delicately separated from the adobe (sun-dried mud brick) wall, barely tapping them. The mobile gallery allows for a wide range of openings towards the garden, user selectable room can regain its original condition terrace.

San Juan House / Jose María Saez - Fence, Facade, Beam

Inside, the hall is an internal connector, the heart of the house. Massive, substantive, timeless, is the extreme expression of the materiality of the house. Its verticality relates only to the sun and the other rooms. The thick and irregular perforations are aligned with the internal visuals, creating a primitive and non-obvious order.

San Juan House / Jose María Saez - Windows, Beam, Handrail, Deck

The constructive system is the principal actor of this original house and its land: Hanging a beam of eighteen meters, placing a ceiling on structural walls, digging a crack in the ground to save the sharp drop.

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Cite: "San Juan House / Jose María Saez" 14 Aug 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/5141/san-juan-house-jose-maria-saez> ISSN 0719-8884

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