Friday, 12 November, 2021 at 3:03:13 pm UTC
Casa F-C - a combination of prominent volumes and materials
Marcelo Cuesta Arquitectos designed private house shows prominent U-shaped volumes
Casa F-C | Cuenca | Ecuador | 2020 | 570 sqm
Location: Challuabamba - Cuenca | Ecuador | Design Team: Gabriela Lituma, Karla Sacoto, Diana Castro | Engineer: Alberto Vásquez
Located inside a private citadel, House F-C has the purpose of providing privacy to its inhabitants. The U-shaped volume allows and separates the private areas from the rest of the uses and creates a personalized internal space that articulates the social areas. On the facades they take prominence volumes and materials, among which stand out the brick, metal and concrete plates fabricated on site (black and gray). The cover of the social area rises with respect to the volume and joins the living block, which opens to the side facade (more private) evidencing the double height that enriches this space. Inside views of it's spacious environments are oriented to the central patio reinforcing the sense of privacy, in turn, these are articulated with each other, generating a fluid route throughout the house; on the other hand, the sliding door system allows to separate the spaces in case of being necessary, and these, since they can be completely hidden, do not represent a barrier for everyday use.