Rodas cordero arquitectos cantilevers steel residential structure on green site in Ecuador
in the village of challuabamba in ecuador, rodas cordero arquitectos designed the “polo house”, taking the form of a small cantilevered refuge in the middle of lush vegetation. design seeks to generate a living environment closely linked to nature. therefore, the 110m² dwelling takes on an open character to offer generous views towards the lush mountainous surroundings, but remains immune to the high humidity of the area thanks to its elevated position.
all images courtesy of Rodas Cordero Arquitectos
following customer requests, rodas cordero arquitectos designed the residence as a unified environment closely linked to all the vegetation that surrounds it. After observing and analyzing the qualities of the area, such as the numerous streams and willows, the studio decided to preserve the natural state and form of the site, by elevating the residential steel structure on a platform. large bay windows, sliding open to establish a connection between the social space and a large outdoor terrace and thus manage to be always in communication with their natural environment.
Last name: polo house
architects: rodas cordero arquitectos
location: challuabamba in ecuador
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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom