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Equine Clinic / #1028 Arquitectura y Paisaje

Equine Clinic / #1028 Arquitectura y Paisaje

© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez+ 15

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  105
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Kubiec, Produtekn, Trimble Navigation
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© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez

# 1028 is an architecture and landscape project in Quito by Paula Cárdenas, José Freire and Alejandro Ramos. Our projects seek a balance between contemporary culture and theory. We celebrate the visual potential of architecture, understanding the program as a performance and architecture as its setting. Equine Clinic is an operating room for surgical interventions.

© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
Axo
Axo
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez

Starting from the typology of a warehouse, we explore a minimalist aesthetic. By enhancing the properties of commonly used materials, we seek to provide an intuitive and experimental solution. Celebrating the spectacular performance represented by an equine operation: The horse enters the turning room, a space surrounded by mats on which it falls asleep. A 1.8m x 4.2m door opens; the unconscious horse is hung by its legs from a beam-rail through which it enters the operating room. Once inside, the surgeons intervene.

© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez

Finally, after the operation, the horse wakes up in the room with the mats. If it does not survive the operation, it leaves through the front door, which only opens if the horse dies. The clinic is designed as an immersive, scenic and symbolic space. A small pagan temple dedicated to celebrating the rite of intervening on a horse.

© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez
© Lo Simple Estudio, Fernanda Bertero, Nicolás Vásquez

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Address:Quito, Ecuador

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Cite: "Equine Clinic / #1028 Arquitectura y Paisaje" [Clínica Equina / #1028 Arquitectura y Paisaje] 15 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/958510/equine-clinic-number-1028-arquitectura-y-paisaje> ISSN 0719-8884

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