Cubica Cabin / Camacho Estudio de Arquitectura

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Paipa, Colombia
  • Collaborators: Julián Gerardo Espinel López , Jorge Edwin López Torres
  • Builder: Camacho Estudio de Arquitectura
  • Electrical Installations: Noe Pedrosa
  • Text: Amaylit Dugarte
  • Client: Rosula Camargo
  • Architects In Charge: German Ricardo Camacho Barrera, Gustavo Iván Camacho Barrera
  • City: Paipa
  • Country: Colombia
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Text description provided by the architects. The project consists of a small group of 2 houses located in the urban area of ​​Paipa, Boyacá Municipality, Colombia. Located in a corner lot of approximately 314.85 m2, and where the built area is 116.45 m2 for each house.

1st floor plan

It is conceptualized, a modular refuge that grows vertically, in search of a space that adapts to time and is capable of satisfying both human and environmental needs. Both housing units are designed under the same basic criteria: completely modular monolithic skeleton, context linkage, respectful materials with the environment, lighting, cross ventilation, functionality and sustainable comfort. Both share; garden area parking and barbecue area (food preparation and cooking module).

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Spatially each module is composed of three levels. The first level is configured for two accesses; one for a separate room, and the other access for the rest of the house. The second level, is framed by a large window on the facade, which allows the exterior lighting to invade its spaces, is composed successively by; living room, kitchen and dining room, accompanied by the main room. The third level, unburdens verticality with a vacuum to the main space of the house, and is composed of two secondary rooms.


The geometric composition on the facade rests first; in the structure together with a series of frames that configure large windows, representing the transparency and illumination of the internal spaces, and second; the composition of color in rectangles of superboard®, generating mosaics that provide dynamism to the building. The symmetry of the rectangles is broken, adding circular windows and circular inserts in the walls of the façade.

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Longitudinal section
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Its structural configuration is based on circular metal columns that rise from the ground by means of concrete dies, the soil does not intervene, thus reducing costs due to excavations.

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Its dry construction minimizes waste considerably on site, generating a faster and cleaner process, due to the fact that many of the parts are made in the workshop because it is a modular structure.

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Cite: "Cubica Cabin / Camacho Estudio de Arquitectura" [Refugio Cubica / Camacho Estudio de Arquitectura] 23 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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