Vertigo House, Quito, Ecuador

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Vertigo House in Quito

17 Jan 2023

Architecture: Najas Arquitectos

Location: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, South America

Vertigo House Quito Ecuador

Photos by Bicubik Photography

Vertigo House, Ecuador

Vertigo House is a great example of a project which arises from physical limitations and could only be the result of its unique site and the client’s willingness to invest in a parcel which was considered useless for its steep slope.

Vertigo House Ecuador

The first challenge was to find a way for the house to be resolved functionally for a young couple with two kids that needed to have the vehicle access to the main floor on a 60% sloped site while having the required spaces mostly in the first two floors and leaving the third and lowest floor to be related to the ravine with a pool overlooking the surrounding forest.

Vertigo House Quito Ecuador

Vertigo House Quito Ecuador

Also, a small soccer field was to be located at the base of the site 12m bellow the main floor.

Vertigo House Ecuador

This required to have a considerable amount of intervention on the site’s landscape to be re-enforced structurally for the house to stay on top of the slope.

Vertigo House Ecuador

Internally and at all the balconies, the architecture allows to enjoy uninterrupted views of the surrounding nature’s beauty with a unique sense of privacy and lightness.

Vertigo House Quito

Vertigo House Quito

ESPAÑOL:
Casa Vertigo es un claro ejemplo de un proyecto que surge de las limitaciones físicas del lugar donde se implanta y solo puede ser el resultado de la voluntad de resolverla sobre un lote que solía ser considerado inútil.

Vertigo House Quito

Vertigo House Quito

El primer desafío fue el de encontrar una manera para que la casa se resuelva funcionalmente para una joven pareja con dos hijos que requerían llegar fácilmente con su vehículo a la planta baja cuando el lote presenta una pendiente negativa del 60%.

Vertigo House Ecuador

Vertigo House Ecuador

EL resto del programa debería ser resuelto en dos plantas para las áreas sociales, de servicios y privadas y dejando el tercer nivel inferior para actividades recreativas y piscina en estrecha relación con la quebrada y el bosque circundante que en las noches se ve envuelto en niebla.

Vertigo House Quito

12 metros por debajo habría un sendero que conecta con una pequeña cancha de futbol.

Vertigo House Ecuador Vertigo House Quito Ecuador

El emplazamiento requirió de muchos esfuerzos para mejorar el suelo y conformar plataformas que permitan, de manera segura, implantar la casa en el tope de la loma y así potenciar su carácter particular y sensación de vértigo controlado.

Vertigo House Quito

Internamente y en todos sus balcones, la arquitectura permite disfrutar de vistas ininterrumpidas de su entorno natural, permitiendo una sensación muy particular de privacidad y levedad.

Vertigo House Quito Ecuador

Vertigo House in Quito, Ecuador – Building Information

Architects: Najas Arquitectos Ecuador

Project size: 750 sqm
Site size: 1300 sqm
Completion date: 2022
Building levels: 3

Vertigo House Quito Ecuador

Photographer: Bicubik Photography

Vertigo House, Quito, Ecuador images / information received 071222 from BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group Architects

Location: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, South America

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