Granero House / Minqa Atelier

Granero House / Minqa Atelier
Granero House / Minqa Atelier - Exterior Photography
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San Jose de Minas, Ecuador
  • Architects: Minqa Atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  130
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Lumion, Graiman, Adobe, Holcim, Trimble, Viro
  • Lead Architect : Michael Benitez, Adriana Armendariz
  • Design Team : Michael Benitez, Adriana Armendariz, Bryan Calvache, Daniel Vasquez
  • Engineering : José Ninahualpa
  • Collaborators : Arleth Pino, Shadya Saud
  • City : San Jose de Minas
  • Country : Ecuador
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Granero House / Minqa Atelier - Exterior Photography
© Michael Benitez

Text description provided by the architects. The project is located in the San José de Minas parish known as “El Granero de Quito”. It is located at the highest point of a 3-hectare site to capture the best views of the landscape. Its shape is made up of three volumes intertwined by a metallic structure creating a typology of bars.

Granero House / Minqa Atelier - Exterior Photography
© Michael Benitez

The biggest challenge presented by the project was the budget barrier, which led us to avoid exterior and interior finishes. In this way, the construction of the house resulted in a maximum architectural expression in terms of form and materiality. The use of exposed brick and the different techniques implicit in its construction define the tones and textures of the project.

Granero House / Minqa Atelier - Exterior Photography
© Michael Benitez
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Granero House / Minqa Atelier - Exterior Photography, Door, Brick
© Michael Benitez

Using stereotomic concepts, an introverted approach was adopted allowing the generation of privacy without limiting the views or the entry of light. The voids between the three volumes are made up of strips in which external gardens are developed. These spaces provide a pause in the middle of the circulation with views of the landscape.

Granero House / Minqa Atelier - Exterior Photography
© Michael Benitez
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Floor Plan
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Granero House / Minqa Atelier - Exterior Photography, Beam
© Michael Benitez

The entrance to the house is in the central volume. Upon entering the house the open social area is discovered, consisting of the living room, the kitchen, and the dining room. The private areas of the project are on the sides, on the right side, the master bedroom with its own bathroom, while two bedrooms with a shared bathroom are on the left side. As a result, the project creates a clear contrast between the brick construction and the green of the immediate surrounding vegetation, with these two elements complementing each other.

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Cite: "Granero House / Minqa Atelier" [Casa granero / Minqa Atelier] 07 Jan 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/974684/granero-house-minqa-atelier> ISSN 0719-8884

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