House on the Lake / De La Carrera Cavanzo

House on the Lake / De La Carrera Cavanzo

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Sesquile, Colombia
  • Construction:PRV Asociados: Laura Pinto, Humberto Rocha
  • Collaborators:Mauricio Berrio, Juan Sebastian Rocha
  • Structures:Ing. Lucia Rojas
  • Hydraulics:Ingehidrar (Luis Fernandez)
  • Electrical:Emc (Enrique Mejia)
  • Arquitectos A Cargo:Fernando de La Carrera, Alejandro Cavanzo
  • City:Sesquile
  • Country:Colombia
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© Luis Alberto Mariño
© Luis Alberto Mariño

To return to the essence

The idea corresponds to the primary concept of home as a child would draw. This construction made of local stone and slate, is a search for the essence of the concept of home for safeguarding from the elements and the exaltation of the landscape. It is a contemporary reinterpretation of the rural house in the mountains.

Site PlanPlanta 2Corte BFachada+ 19

The volume is a pure prism that captures the sun on all sides avoiding eaves to assimilate as much heat from the sun in the cold climate of the plateau at an altitude of 2,700 m, toward the stunning view of a dam.

© Luis Alberto Mariño
© Luis Alberto Mariño

Attached to the volume, another prism, this time totally contemporary, heats the house with the morning sun while it serves as a buffer and leisure area from home activities.

© Luis Alberto Mariño
© Luis Alberto Mariño

Within it, all bathrooms in the house are lit overhead and heated during the day, creating a false sense of being outdoors but without the inclement weather.

© Luis Alberto Mariño
© Luis Alberto Mariño

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Cite: "House on the Lake / De La Carrera Cavanzo" [Casa en el Lago / De La Carrera Cavanzo] 10 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/596679/house-on-the-lake-de-la-carrera-cavanzo-arquitectura> ISSN 0719-8884

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