Don Juan House / Emilio López Arquitecto

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Quito, Ecuador
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1184 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
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    Photographs:Jag Studio
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Enlumax, Eternit, Medias vigas de Laurel, Paneles de Bambu, Vigas de Asta y Amarillo
  • Construction: Daniel Corti
  • Structural Calculation: Patricio Cevallos
  • Authors: Emilio López Herrera
  • City: Quito
  • Country: Ecuador
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Text description provided by the architects. Don Juan House is located near the top of a hill along the coast line. Oriented from east to west, the house opens at both sides: in the front facing the ocean and in the back to a native deciduous forest. The double-opening allows crossed ventilation and imbeds the house and its inhabitants within the surroundings.

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The concept of the double-opening shaped the architecture, which is conceived as two funnels that converge at one side.

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110m2 contain the very simple plan, with two levels of open areas that connect through double-height ceilings. The living room, dining room, kitchen and a complete bathroom are distributed on the ground floor. Two bedrooms facing a double-height ceiling oriented to the ocean occupy the second floor. In the rear façade another double-height window opens up to the back with the staircase.

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The entire structure is made with local wood: Amarillo and Asta. Flat-fiber cement panels cover the shell of the house, while the inner façades are plastered and covered with bamboo, permitting a feel of warm materials within the inside yet not compromising the protection of the exterior of the house.

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Cite: "Don Juan House / Emilio López Arquitecto" [Casa Don Juan / Emilio López Arquitecto] 22 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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