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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

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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.

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Marcelo Cuesta Cortez was born on February 12, 1977, in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. In 2007 he received his professional degree at the Faculty of Architecture &Urbanism of the University of Cuenca. However, his experience in housing design & construction began in 2005 while he was still a student. Currently, his studio; Marcelo Cuesta Arquitectos, has a wide portfolio & 15 years of experience from its founder focusing mainly on residential projects, “Being a Studio from Cuenca, we seek to incorporate materials from the area, such as stone, wood, brick & tile. Thus, we seek to maintain our identity without losing sight of contemporary architecture”, expresses Marcelo.


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