Bread Oven

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
We are located on Auqui Hill, one of the slopes that border the city of Quito. The site, despite its proximity, retains a rural essence. It maintains an important visual relationship with the city, making the orientation of the project evident. The land has a medium slope and diverse nature in its surroundings. Therefore, the project is positioned in the direction of the main view, and it adapts itself to the uneven topography through a set of levels.
Bricks were chosen as the enabler of the project due to their high thermal inertia. This allows solving the thermal comfort inside the project despite the variations of the temperature outside. Additionally, it is intended to exploit the structural capabilities of the material. Bricks solve the project´s vertical and horizontal limits, structure, and roof.
The house must be cozy, comfortable, and minimal (48m2) since it has two future stages of construction, that will provide new areas for other activities.

San Francisco de Miravalle, Quito, Ecuador

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Applicant and author of the project
Florencia Sobrero

Martín Real

Other participants
Collaboration: Santiago León
Engineering: Patricio Cevallos
Photos: JAG studio

Status of the project