Native studio ERDC Arquitectos constructed a brick and glass home with an arched roof and mezzanine in Quito, Ecuador.
Accomplished in 2022, the 60 sq. meter home known as Horno de Pan – which interprets to brick oven – for its vaulted form, which is open at each ends via glazed partitions that flip the home right into a lamp at night time.
Architects Fernanda Esquetini and Pablo Puente of ERDC Arquitectos have been impressed by “a cautious studying of the context, wants and sources”.
The 584 sq. meter lot slopes down the Auqui hill in direction of the capital and, regardless of its rural character, maintains a visible relationship with town.
The home faces Quito and “adapts to the uneven topography via a set of ranges,” the studio mentioned.
The designers used brick as a result of its native availability, thermal properties and structural flexibility. The huge load-bearing brick partitions present a thermal mass and are coated by the lowered vault.
“For the reason that location of the challenge is a seismic zone, the vault is bolstered with a three-centimeter-thick layer of concrete, reaching a lightweight masking with a big floor space,” the studio mentioned.
The development system diminished the challenge’s use of concrete and metal and offered shade and texture, serving as a ending materials on each the outside and inside.
Inside, the easy kind distributes the area over three ranges. The bottom degree comprises the residing, eating and kitchen area. Up half a flight of stairs is the doorway and loo, and above is the bed room and studio in an open mezzanine.
The cast-in-place concrete basis mitigates the change in degree and serves as a decrease staircase.
The compact inside is environment friendly, utilizing the completed toilet ground as a counter within the kitchen and the toilet counter as a kitchen shelf.
The higher staircase transitions to heat wooden particulars that soften the uncooked textures of the concrete and likewise function a fabric for counter tops and cabinets.
The top glass brings gentle all through the home and the glass block offers privateness within the toilet. The built-in two-story gates open in the course of the day for an unobstructed view of the hill and shut at night time for safety.
A small utility and examine area adjoins the home and presents alternatives to increase and join with an unfinished brick retaining wall.
Your complete plan is designed for flexibility, as future development phases can reappropriate the inside area.
Though unusual on this space of Ecuador, brick vaults will not be remarkable in South America. Argentinian architect Gabrizio Pugliese topped a weekend home with three flattened brick arches exterior Buenos Aires, whereas Equipo de Arquitectura created a steel-reinforced brick vaulted construction in Paraguay.
Pictures is by JAG Studio.
Architect: ERDC Architects
Builder: Basic workshop (Martín Actual and Florencia Sobrero)
Collaboration: Santiago León
Engineering: Patrick Cevallos