Inside, the hall is an internal connector, the heart of the house. Massive, substantive, timeless, is the extreme expression of the materiality of the house. Its verticality relates only to the sun and the other rooms. The thick and irregular perforations are aligned with the internal visuals, creating a primitive and non-obvious order.
The constructive system is the principal actor of this original house and its land: Hanging a beam of eighteen meters, placing a ceiling on structural walls, digging a crack in the ground to save the sharp drop.
Architects: Jose María Sáez
Collaborator: David Barragan
Client: Andrés Bueno and Ana María Armijos
Location: Quito Historic Downtown, Ecuador
Contractor: Jaime Quinga, Luis Pillajo
Engineering: Ing Herberto Novillo
Material Aspect: adobe, oxidized steel, brick, concrete, wood, glass
Project year: 2005-2007
Photographers: Raed Gindeya, Jose María Sáez