ERDC: concrete, wood, and glass living space in ecuador ERDC: concrete, wood, and glass living space in ecuador
jan 25, 2013

ERDC: concrete, wood, and glass living space in ecuador

‘concrete, wood, and glass living space’ by daniel moreno floresimage © pablo puenteall images courtesy of daniel moreno flores

 

 

the ‘concrete, wood, and glass living space’ began by erasing the notions of what a labeled space ‘should’ be, that is to say that when designing a house,there are a certain set of criteria that are followed in all homes. ecuadorian practice ERDC deconstructed the archetype into the most simple,flexible and modular parts that would create a space suited to accommodate almost any use, whether it be a public pavilion, a private meeting area, or somehybrid use of the two. using some of the most basic elements – concrete, wood and glass – the standardized pieces fit together like a erector set whereby any component can be used as several different structural elements. the massive concrete beams are made with the new hormi2 technology, a molded and expandedpolystyrene core is wrapped in a galvanized steel mesh and covered in concrete, providing all the necessary strength at a fraction of the weight and actual concrete.the determined grid dictates that at every 1.2 meters there will be holes in the structural pieces that will be used to interlock, support, suspend, or provide passagefor pipe installations. wood screens encapsulate the space, adding the touch of warmth that makes it inhabitable, while glass panels begin to seal the interior offfrom the exterior. visitors can easily see the logic of the structure and understand the building to its very core; everything is exposed, the form is the direct result ofits function. 

 

 

pieces are stacked, interlocked, or suspended from one anotherimage © pablo puente

 

 

multi-use pavilion on an elevated spaceimage © pablo puente

 

 

wooden screen closes off the spaceimage © pablo puente

 

 

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interior platformimage © pablo puente

 

 

interiorimage © pablo puente

 

 

floor made of recycled wooden palettesimage © pablo puente

 

 

inhabited with tables and chairsimages © pablo puente

 

 

wooden screen is lifted to connect to the outsideimage © pablo puente

 

 

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assemblyimage © pablo puente

 

 

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floor plan / level 0

 

 

elevation

 

 

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project info:

 

 

project: 2012architect: ERDC arquitectos – 2012 – javier mera – pablo puente – daniel moreno florescollaborators: manuel mera, eduardo pazmiño, víctor bolaños, luis ramírez, daniel mera, paz villagomez, claudia ponce, diana callejaslocation: ecuador, quitoclient: hormi 2engineering: fernando ramírezbuilder: fernando ramírez – javier mera – pablo puentematerial aspect: concrete, woodfloor area: 64m2

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