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House in Oripoto

LOCATIONLomas de Caricar, Oripoto, Mcpio. el Hatillo, Dtto. Metropolitano, Caracas, Venezuela.
COMPLETION DATEJunio 2009
PLOT AREA1.060 m²
GROSS INTERNAL AREA1.200 m²
PROJECT MANAGEMENTArq. Francisco Silva, Ismael Guzmán.
PARTICIPANTSArq. Tatiana Casanova.

This house is located in the south suburbs of Caracas, on a steep plot. Visitors approaching see a succession of roofs working as terraces, and as going underground they discover all social areas of the house by going “box” by “box”. Internal circulation imitates topography, merging with the ground, and at the end with the swimming pool, without looking for express paths, but for a sequence that could mutate spaces for daily use. All house spaces go around a central patio, therefore it is visible at any time, but with access only from certain points, highlighting the attention towards the beautiful views from the west façade, while the east façade gives the back to the neighbor, functioning as service area support. Rooms are located in the top box, connected to an access terrace through a bridge. Materials do no reflect a particular use for each box, it just mixes wood, reinforced concrete, glass, and horizontal brise soleil planes, achieving uniformity from fragmentation.