Doméstico is situated throughout the Qorner constructing in Quito, close to La Carolina Park. The condo tower was designed by Safdie Architects and developed by native agency Uribe Schwarzkopf. The decrease portion opened this 12 months whereas work continues on the higher ranges.
Architects Juan Alberto Andrade and María José Váscones – who’re based mostly within the metropolis of Guayaquil –had been tasked with designing a 27.5-squre-metre studio condo for an energetic, middle-aged girl.
The purpose was to create open house throughout the compact studio with out sacrificing fundamental residing facilities.
“The undertaking is born from the necessity to resolve, by architectural methods, the spatial and formal limitations of this new way of life, in a means that relates on to city and social mobility,” the workforce stated.
The workforce ended up inserting a floor-to-ceiling unit with built-in, space-saving furnishings and storage. This “liveable artifact” permits residing capabilities to be condensed right into a single organizing component that “transforms simply and doesn’t sacrifice consolation”.
The unit – manufactured from water resistant melamine boards – stretches alongside a number of partitions and permits for an open space alongside the studio’s massive window.
Its placement, form and capabilities had been decided by the studio’s geometry and sightlines, together with the situation of the constructing’s infrastructure.
The higher portion holds space for storing and is accessed through a wheeled, steel ladder that may be moved round. The decrease half accommodates on a regular basis actions.
Upon getting into the studio, one steps right into a compact galley kitchen with a fridge, range, sink and cabinetry. A backsplash is lined with a mineral surfacing materials from the corporate Silestone.
Simply past is the primary room, which options an open house with a sitting space.
Lining one aspect of the room is the organizing unit, which comprises a mattress and desk/desk, each of which fold up. A door within the nook results in a toilet with a sink, bathe and bathroom.
Up excessive, inexperienced steel cabinets add a pop of color to the austere condo. Further parts within the unit embody aluminium door pulls and ceramic flooring.
“Doméstico presents itself as a connection between structure and furnishings design, wherein the house is created in relation to the brand new wants, and the fixed discount of house,” the architects stated.
“This premise questions the standard dwelling limits, and places in proof the brand new parameters of latest home residing.”
Different initiatives by Juan Alberto Andrade and María José Váscones embody the conversion of a Nineties van right into a cellular dwelling for an Ecuadorian couple, and a tech workplace in Guayaquil with a patchwork of home windows and cabinets.
The images is by JAG Studio.
Architects: Juan Alberto Andrade, María José Váscones.
Group: Cuqui Rodríguez
Contractor: Paola Cañón, Uribe Schwarzkopf
Producers: Área UIO, Aglomerados Cotopaxi, Novopan