RH House / Metric Arquitectos

RH House / Metric Arquitectos

© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo+ 26

  • Architects: Metric Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5381 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs Photographs:  Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Lafarge Holcim, Arkos, Decorceramicas, Etex Colombia, Sidoc, Skinco
  • Construction, Budget And Programming:Grupo Metric Arquitectos
  • Structural Design :Fredy Alexander Amaya Reyes
  • Electric Design:Horacio Gutierrez
  • Hydrosanitary Design:Hector de J Gonzales Aguirre
  • Lighting Design:Horacio Gutierrez
  • Voice And Data Design:Horacio Gutierrez
  • City:Cali
  • Country:Colombia
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© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo
© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo

Text description provided by the architects. This single family home is located just on the outsides of Cali Colombia, in a recently occupied area; due to this, it lacks of a clear architectural environment couldn’t allow to make reference of a typological or formal resource exposed in nearby architecture.

© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo
© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo

From this fact, and after having acknowledged the program required by the family, it’s decided to propose a house that refers to certain forms and typologies that worked well in the city with architects such as Borrero Zamorano and Giovanelli in the decades of the 50s, 60s and 70s of the last century.

© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo
© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo

After having made decisions regarding the use and implementation in the property, three basic concepts appear in the overall composition of the architectural project:

1. The typology of articulated naves in the shape of an "L"
2. The horizontality and the idea of ​​a more compact and robust volume (Floor 2) that rests on planes and structural elements which appear diaphanous (Floor 1).
3. The development of the housing program follows patterns and habits of a contemporary family. Within the first floor, social areas are separated from service areas, articulated by an access lobby located at the intersection of the two naves that make up the house volumetrically. On the second floor, the access hall becomes a family living room and continues its function as an articulating element, separating the private area of ​​the parents’ bedroom with that of the children’s.

© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo
© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo
Section A-A'
Section A-A'
© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo
© Ivan Ortiz y Santiago Robayo

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Cite: "RH House / Metric Arquitectos" [Casa RH / Metric Arquitectos] 25 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/901562/rh-house-metric-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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