Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
The applied parameters were quite simple. First: The curved lines that define the two volumes of the house that at the level of the mezzanine bifurcate to travel and define separately the contour of their volumes. Second: The openings that progressively reduce their size and that are distributed horizontally and vertically on all the surfaces of the walls. Third: The size and particularity of the bricks. Fourth: The place of reinforcement with steel in the bricks. Fifth: The ascending and descending curves that originate from the mezzanines and make up the lines of the eaves of the roofs of both floors. Sixth: The direction of the wind to take advantage of cross ventilation, and finally, the incidence of the sun on the east-west faces of the walls in order to achieve thermal comfort inside, adequate lighting and textures of light and shadow in their spaces. the famous phrase of Louis Kahn has been put into practice: “Even a common, ordinary brick wants to be something more than it is!”

Challuabamba, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Applicant and authors of the project
Creative Union Network. Architectural design processes are currently strongly influenced and characterized by the use of 3D modeling and computer-aided manufacturing tools, which has facilitated the exploration of a new series of formal, functional and structural configurations whose impact within current architecture it is invaluable, as it transforms it into an interactive, non-linear and complex process. House K explores the possibilities of configuring a brick created specifically for this house.
Architects Daniel Idrovo Vintimilla, David Bustillos, Karla Mogrovejo and María Inés Ochoa.

Other participants
Structural Engineering: Ing. Alberto Vásquez.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Eng. Fabián Aucapiña.
Hydrosanitary Engineering: Ing. Johanna Urigüen
Visualizations: Daniel Villa
Landscaping: Creative Union Network
Contractors: INMETAL.C — Construcciones Metálicas, NEOALUVID, HIDRO servicios, NN Carpinteros, Gabriela Sotillet, IMPTEK — Chova.
Collaborators in Work: Richard Villacorta, Simón Ruiz, Paul Alvarez, Manuel Lojano