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CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa

  • 01:00 - 9 January, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa
CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa, © Felipe Cobos Hermida
© Felipe Cobos Hermida

© Felipe Cobos Hermida © Felipe Cobos Hermida © Felipe Cobos Hermida © Felipe Cobos Hermida + 18

  • Collaborator

    Mario Ulloa
  • Furniture

    Juan Durán
  • Construction Cost

    USD 52.800,00
  • Price per square meter

    USD 275,00
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© Felipe Cobos Hermida
© Felipe Cobos Hermida

Text description provided by the architects. CF house arises from a commission in which the traditional features of a country house in Ecuador were requested: entrance space, grill, poorly permeable bedrooms and an attic, additionally it was required not to use wood in the structure. The project budget was very limited for the size of the house, which required the use of standard, economic construction materials.

© Felipe Cobos Hermida
© Felipe Cobos Hermida

As a strategy to organize the program, we grouped the house into three sections: the first is for the home owners, a second block for visitors and finally a storage block with grill. The space between these blocks defines the social areas which can be organized through giant sliding doors into different ways according to the needs and activities in the house.


A large roof is the element that ties the whole program, generating the attic like a large double height void. It is designed as an open space that continues with the idea of a free program.

© Felipe Cobos Hermida
© Felipe Cobos Hermida

Regarding the construction, we wanted to experiment with the aesthetics of economics: What expression can standard building materials have, such as plastered and painted wall cement, the exposed asphalt layer, wood from construction waste, and brick floor?


The result was an economic building in its construction, extremely flexible with the ability to adapt to many activities and organizations, with much permeability to the environment and an economy of resources resulting in a construction cost per square meter of $275.

© Felipe Cobos Hermida
© Felipe Cobos Hermida

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Cite: "CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa" [Casa CF / Christian Calle Figueroa] 09 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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