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Arquitectura X : Architecture Studio Ecuador
Contemporary Ecuador Architects Practice, South America
Latest House by Arquitectura X
Cotacachi House, Imbabura, Ecuador
photo : Sebastian Crespo
Cotacachi House - 4 apr 2013
A couple from the Caribbean seek retreat amid the northern Andes in a small town, two hours north of Quito, an orchard site in a valley 2470 meters above sea level, between the Imbabura and Cotacachi mountains, to the east and west respectively. The couple needs a design proposal in 4 days before going home, or they will sell the site: we have to design a house without knowing the site and after meeting the couple for two hours.
Arquitectura X Architects - Major Building
X House, Quito, Ecuador
Design: arquitectura x
image : Sebastian Crespo
Arquitectura X - Ecuador home
"Not having a site when we started design on our house, we set out an elemental scheme that could work both in Quito and the valleys east of the city; this meant distilling our experience into an abstracted form, inspired in the work of Donald Judd, that could be placed in any of the sites we would be likely to find: an open ended box, whose spatial limits would be the eastern and western ranges of the Andes".
Arquitectura X Ecuador - Key Projects
Major Buildings by Arquitectura X, alphabetical:
Hardware store, Quito, Ecuador
image : Sebastián Crespo
The project is defined by the location of the storage space and the truck access and car parking, trying to minimize the footprint of the building, opening up the space at the front and side of the lot offering an alternative to the dense front occupation and urban decay of the district.
House 3, nr Quito, Ecuador
photo: Sebastián Crespo
Located on a valley to the east of Quito, the area enjoys a temperate climate all year round and is a privileged setting due to its proximity to the local mountain ranges. The built context consists mainly of colonial style houses with a total disregard for the local topography, landscape or climate.
House in a tree garden, Quito, Ecuador
picture : Sebastián Crespo
Designed for a young couple with three small children, the house is located within a tree garden full of a diversity of local species of considering age and size distributed over a very generous area; the site was cared for by the couple for several years before deciding to build.
Observatory House, Quito, Ecuador
photo: Sebastian Crespo
Structural Design: Patricio Ribadeneira
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