Casa DA
JAG Studio

Casa DA

Bernardo Bustamante as Architects

House for a family of three persons, located in a private urbanization in the Valley of Cumbaya in Quito, where two-floor single family homes predominate.

 

The plot is located on the edge of the slope and the valley, so it was sought to place the house at the highest level, to obtain the best possible views. The project is a perpendicular bar to the street, which feeds on the best orientation and allows a large garden whose perception expands with the street and at the same time gives green to the public space.

 

The house was placed following the axes of the neighbors, both in plan and in section, seeking to join the empty spaces between houses.

 

The project starts from two retaining walls, where two boxes are settled perpendicularly containing, the public and the private zones. In the empty space, between the boxes, the distributor hall is located, which crosses the house, allowing a direct access to the garden.

 

Almost the entire program is solved the first floor; only the garage, laundry, service bathroom and cellars, area located in the basement that appears between the two concrete walls. All the living spaces area located towards the view of the Valley, the mountains, the main garden, and is oriented towards the sun of the morning. The service spaces are organized towards the slope, related to a more content and controlled garden.

 

The implantation of the architectonic object, divides the garden into two parts, a public one, with a contemplative garden that accompanies the access, and a recreational back garden, with a teak wood platform with a whirlpool. The planning respected all the trees of the plot, highlighting a large Carob tree at the end of the circulation axis, and covers the main room with its shadow.

 

The foundation is made of reinforced concrete, where a lightweight system of metal is supported, allowing to obtain large lights and open spaces. The window frames are made of black aluminum, controlling the different relationships that each room needs with the outside.

 

It is a very correct and orderly house, nourished by the conditions of the environment, to enhance what was built as part of a clean and cost-efficient project.

 

Material Used:

1. Edesa

2. Cocinas.ec

3. Gatón Caro

4. Graiman

Read story in Español

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Kitchen furnitureCocinas.ec
FloorGraiman
Product Spec Sheet
Kitchen furniture
Floor
by Graiman
Products Behind Projects
Product Spotlight
News
Sanjay Puri, Dominique Petit-Frere, Emre Arolat and Yenny Zhang join Archello Awards 2024 jury
23 May 2024 Archello Awards
Sanjay Puri, Dominique Petit-Frere, Emre Arolat and Yenny Zhang join Archello Awards 2024 jury

Sanjay Puri, Dominique Petit-Frere, Emre Arolat and Yenny Zhang have been announced as Archello Awar... More

Storefront in Amsterdam by Dok architecten features sculpted facade of hand-molded bricks
23 May 2024 News
Storefront in Amsterdam by Dok architecten features sculpted facade of hand-molded bricks

The Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has opened a store in Amsterdam's P.C. Hooftstraat ret... More

Prokš Přikryl Architekti converts historic grain silo into multifunctional conference and art space
22 May 2024 News
Prokš Přikryl Architekti converts historic grain silo into multifunctional conference and art space

Prague-based Prokš Přikryl Architekti has converted the grain silo of a historic mill buildin... More

Surman Weston veils self-build Peckham House in hit-and-miss brickwork
21 May 2024 News
Surman Weston veils self-build Peckham House in hit-and-miss brickwork

London-based architectural studio Surman Weston has completed its first self-build project in the vi... More

Key projects by Woods Bagot
21 May 2024 News
Key projects by Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot is a global architecture firm known for its diverse portfolio of forward-thinking and su... More

Filippo Taidelli Architetto designs transparent “knowledge hangar” near Milan
20 May 2024 News
Filippo Taidelli Architetto designs transparent “knowledge hangar” near Milan

Milan-based Filippo Taidelli Architetto designed the Roberto Rocca Innovation Building as part of th... More

Klaksvik Rowing Clubhouse by Henning Larsen celebrates Faroese sporting and cultural heritage
20 May 2024 News
Klaksvik Rowing Clubhouse by Henning Larsen celebrates Faroese sporting and cultural heritage

Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen features in Archello’s 25 best architecture firms in... More

WOODlife’s floors and finishes add warmth and texture to Oslo House
17 May 2024 News
WOODlife’s floors and finishes add warmth and texture to Oslo House

Dutch flooring brand WOODlife was included in Archello’s list of 25 best engineered wood floor... More