Casa Tres Aguas is a contemporary two-story home situated in Bahía de Caráquez, Manabí, Ecuador, designed in 2020 by Diez + Muller Arquitectos.
In current many years, the coastal metropolis of Bahía de Caráquez has been characterised as a development and improvement hub for the tourism and leisure business. Sadly, in 2016 a serious earthquake compromised a number of buildings within the area, particularly the tallest ones. Many needed to be demolished leaving empty land tons and the problem to rebuild a metropolis situated in a seismic zone and with poor soil high quality.
The Venture and the Metropolis:
In its context, the venture sees the chance to turn out to be a contributor to town. By appraising and betting for low-rise single-family dwelling models, both by means of constructing on empty tons or re-inhabiting deserted properties, the venture stimulates 1. The financial restoration of town. 2. Promotion of city life improvement. 3. Enchancment and humanization of relations between residents. 4. Discount of threat for injury of inherent future seismic occasions.
The consumer, who misplaced his residence because of the 2016 earthquake, primarily needs to return to Bahia de Caraquez for brief and long-stay holidays all year long. Our process first includes the search and collection of the venture’s development web site. We establish a 300sqm plot of land situated within the neighborhood referred to as “La Ciudadela”. This neighborhood is characterised by domestic-scale single-family properties close to the ocean. Nonetheless, the event of high-rise buildings on the shoreline affected the world’s ocean views and breeze. Regardless of this case, we take into account that the neighborhood retains attention-grabbing attributes and an identification that provides grounds for the event of the venture.
By having a diminished development space surrounded by buildings, the implementation of the home is tackled by adjoining 3 sides to be able to generate an “L” formed structure that permits for 1. Compliance with the required program. 2. Visible safety from neighboring buildings and future constructions. 3. Era of open areas (patios and gardens) that seize metropolis views, gentle, and air flow and join all the home’s rooms.
The home is ready on 2 flooring. The bottom flooring accommodates the upkeep and social areas and the principle bed room that belongs to the household’s mom/grandmother, who might be residing in the home for lengthy durations of time thus taking full benefit of all single-level built-in areas.
On the higher flooring, we discover further bedrooms, all three are designed to accommodate every daughter’s respective household. The bar-shaped quantity has a set of slanted roofs that search to counterpoint the spatiality of the rooms and generate a bodily identification for every household’s house each from inside and out of doors.
The steps, bridges, and terraces generate intermediate areas and search the mixing and full enjoyment of the home, each horizontally and vertically.
With the intention of producing a volumetric-spatial unit, a single materials with totally different purposes is used for the partitions, ceilings, flooring, and furnishings, which in flip, is enriched by incoming pure gentle projected on the distinct utilized textures.
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– by Matt Watts