Two containers of concrete “L”, which depend on each other to live individually. The project was the dream of two families. One, the architect and the other his sister, each with four members, father, mother and two children a few years. They had the illusion of becoming home to the family can grow there, independently and jointly.
The architect designed two equal family homes, two twin homes in a city that has a privileged climate.
From the project. Two containers “L” concrete dependent of each other to live individually. Each of the houses, complements the other to form the interior space and intimacy and also to look into the many interesting visual surrounding.
Form. Each house consists of two imposing concrete containers which are the shell of the spaces and make or break their faces, no windows, but rather with the presence or absence of walls. These walls or windows to look thicker, the distance between the edge and structure, fold inwards from the outside to the concrete and the light play and the spaces inside emphasize the visual. The material is evident and the exterior boasts its plasticity. Weathered wood texture complemented by the hardness of the concrete and appears on panels and soft continuous exposure to the weather. A concrete box flying resolved by a fold of the container forms the studio owners. To isolate the “house in the air” and said Rafael Escalona, and have solitude as important in family life.
Spatiality. Concrete containers make up the exterior and interior spaces of the project, interior and exterior are complementary. The front garden of each house becomes the threshold of entry. Against this must stop in a small hall, to knock and wait. When you enter appears suddenly and surprisingly green central courtyard, consisting of closed walls and walls of the neighboring home’s open social area which extends to the outside. Since there is no longer the street. You see trees, mountains or sky cunningly stolen from the patio. The city no longer exists and the court ordered each of the houses.
Of interior spaces, double height lounge crossed by a bridge leading to the private study and completely open to patio or family room and a half high which constitutes the axis of the home, at a meeting of all , with the hill very present or the dining room takes advantage of the expansion of the study.
Technical. The houses are container Ao Ho ocher do not touch the floor and whose shell is separated from the traditional structure of frames so that the skin is manipulated and that the front is wide which allows to generate walls that play with light. The interior walls are plaster and wood so that over time the interior layout is easily adaptable to family changes.
Work: Twin Homes
Architect: Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco (MGP Architecture and Urbanism)
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Collaborating Architects: Alvaro Bohorquez, Camilo Correa, Gabriel Campbell, M. Juliana Sorzano.
Built Area: 1136 m2
Owner: Laura Gonzalez-Pacheco and Felipe Gonzalez Pacheco.
Builder: Earth Inc.
Photo: Andres Valbuena, Jorge Gamboa, Rodrigo Dávila, MGP Architecture and Urbanism.
More info: Plataforma Arquitectura