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  7. Ecuestre / David Macias + Miguel Quintana

Ecuestre / David Macias + Miguel Quintana

  • 15:00 - 15 August, 2016
Ecuestre / David Macias + Miguel Quintana
Ecuestre  / David Macias  + Miguel Quintana, © Santiago Robayo Fotografía
© Santiago Robayo Fotografía

© Santiago Robayo Fotografía © Santiago Robayo Fotografía © Santiago Robayo Fotografía © Santiago Robayo Fotografía + 20

  • Constructor

    Juan Nivia
  • Structural Design

    Lucia Rojas.
  • Electric Design

    BH Ingeniería Ltda.
  • Hydric Design

    Parrado Ingeniería SAS
  • Floors

    Castellar Ingenieria Ltd
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© Santiago Robayo Fotografía
© Santiago Robayo Fotografía

Text description provided by the architects. Two requirements were sufficient for the approach and the genesis of this project. The first activities under typical rural environment equestrian uses were present as indissoluble features in the design concept; and the second project a rural housing under a contemporary reading embodied in its architecture.

© Santiago Robayo Fotografía
© Santiago Robayo Fotografía

Thus the fundamental challenge of the project was to ensure that both the use and image were in constant symbiosis. For this and before generating a design scheme, architects initiate an investigation of the cultural aspects from the area of ​​habitat that have been established in rural dwellings of the place. Thus there are different reference elements from the formal reading provided design guidelines as a starting point. In the first instance it is found that the facades of urban and rural households in the area have different rhythms of composition generally built with traditional materials such as stone, adobe and lime.

© Santiago Robayo Fotografía
© Santiago Robayo Fotografía

Another important design element is the generation of orthogonal frames, lintels and porches that generate vestibules and access to different areas, a vernacular architecture derived from different eras and historical moments. Finally it is found that the use of earth colors inherited from the traditional rock art site, is a constant in the facades of peasant homes, this being a constant that characterizes the customs, identity and historical memory of the people in building its environment.

1st Floor Plan
1st Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan

From them and to the natural virtues of the place of implementation, the project approach is generated. Both functions such as space requirements and enjoyment to various important views from the landscape, the inner plasma spatial distribution. This distribution is not more than the sum of different experiences through rural and traditional activities of the area. Both rural life, as their activities sought to integrate into the design. For them a series of mews arises on the first floor being a fundamental requirement of their owners for the design of the equestrian peasant house. Also this first level have a wide service area and a number of ancillary units derived from such activity.

© Santiago Robayo Fotografía
© Santiago Robayo Fotografía

As zoning was looking all activities that make vital the operation of traditional rural house and second floor as a loft (interpreting the contemporary search city), the dependence necessary for the permanent accommodation is found to concentrate on first floor or casual, areas such as kitchen, multiple living room, bedroom and bathroom. There, from the second level and through the different terraces exploited on the roof of the stables, is privileged view towards the mountains, the countryside and its traditional environment. As for the construction, it was done with traditional techniques using clay blocks, rustic adobe and lime plastering.

Sections
Sections

The tones of the facades are a formal reading of the typical and traditional colors of their surroundings and historical memory with emphasis on earth-colored houses and the reddish rock art; These loose walls were painted with natural dyes derived materials. As for the climate whose constant is the cloudiness, humidity and fog, bioclimatic was an important factor where natural lighting and ventilation make comfortable interior spaces, as well as the use of materials that help energy optimization, materialized double walls, eaves and heights that allow a pleasant atmosphere.

© Santiago Robayo Fotografía
© Santiago Robayo Fotografía

Inside, details such as the door to the loft, re-used element of the Republican period, and the lintel of the fireplace, they become benchmarks and memory. Also the couch corner built in masonry contains two trundle multiple space turning this area into a flexible four-bed accommodation beds. Finally the master bath has a sober mix of colors that refer to the typical peasant tones. Both the horses and the different uses that are part of the traditional peasant housing, were the genesis of the design of this multifunctional, discreet but modern turn housing, details for their owners make a perfect correlation between the traditional and the contemporary.

© Santiago Robayo Fotografía
© Santiago Robayo Fotografía

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Cite: "Ecuestre / David Macias + Miguel Quintana" 15 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/793228/ecuestre-david-macias-plus-miguel-quintana/> ISSN 0719-8884

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