Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Completion date: 2015
Site area: 5000m2
Architects: Felipe Assadi Trinidad Schönthaler Alejandra Araya Macarena Ávila
Photographer: Fernando Alda
Text provided by the architect:
The Project is located in a condominium development of 5,000-square-meters lots. Nevertheless, the typology reflects the configuration on a different scale, of a typical city block in central Guayaquil, with back-to-back constructions occupying the perimeter and generating patios on the interior. If we were to remove the divisions, we would have a single continuous building with a large inner patio.
Likewise, the spaces of the house are articulated around a square central patio, with an internal corridor. The patio connects all of the spaces visually and ensures that the house has a landscape of its own.
The divisions between adjacent domestic paces are marked by separate rooftops and projections on the continuous facade. Thus, they can be read as independent units belonging to a single system. Exactly as in the center of the city.