concrete residence expands cantilevered volumes in rural colombia

concrete residence expands cantilevered volumes in rural colombia

The D.V. House overhangs above A sloping green plot

 

Velez Valencia Arquitectos take over the design of ‘The D.V. House’, a minimalistic residence of clear lines and volumes in the Colombian countryside. Located in Malabar, Pereira, the structure built after the passing of the COVID Pandemic serves as a tangible response to the motivation of a large number of people to migrate from the crowded cities to the countryside in search of a ‘better quality’ of living.

 

Highly drawn from the Minimalist movement and aesthetics, the project forms around the notions of simplicity and clarity. The design explores the beauty and firmness of concrete through the composition of a series of geometric volumes, rectangular formations, and large overhangs. The cantilever frame provides unobstructed views of the green surroundings.

concrete residence expands cantilevered volumes in rural colombia
all images by Yeferson Bernal

 

 

geometric forms and minimalist material palette

 

The design team at Velez Valencia Arquitectos takes advantage of the lush setting and expansive views, as well as the topography of the site, to develop most of the living functions on the elevated level of the structure. The large cantilever form and minimalist material palette define the design of ‘The D.V. House’.

 

The architectural composition shapes a series of simple rectangular bars, that vary in height depending on the function. The benign climate of the area allows the majority of entertainment spaces to be located under a canopy along the swimming pool. The design celebrates outdoor living organizing several external lounge zones.

 

The house introduces a series of sustainable strategies, such as the use of solar panels, rainwater utilization for toilets and gardens, and a method of cross ventilation. The main spaces arrange open plans allowing natural airing through a system of large doors, minimizing the use of mechanical cooling. The material palette remains subtle and minimal through an aesthetic inclination to exposed concrete. The space generates a sense of calmness and uniformity through the use of the industrial material on the walls, floors, and even in the bathroom areas.

concrete residence expands cantilevered volumes in rural colombia
the large cantilever form and minimalist material palette define the design

concrete residence expands cantilevered volumes in rural colombia
rectangular formations and large overhangs shape the D.V. House

concrete residence expands cantilevered volumes in rural colombia
subtle and minimal materials, such as exposed concrete, remains consistent throughout the design

concrete residence expands cantilevered volumes in rural colombia
the design celebrates outdoor living organizing several external lounge zones

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concrete residence expands cantilevered volumes in rural colombia
concrete residence expands cantilevered volumes in rural colombia

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project info:

 

name: The D.V. House
designer: Velez Valencia Arquitectos | @velezvalenciaarquitectos

design team: Jaime Vélez, Oscar Valencia, Claudia González, Daniel Valencia, Camilo Jaramillo, Ana Osorio, Andres Parra, Yeferson Bernal

structural design: Ing Guillermo Ramírez Cattaneo

location: Malabar, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

photography: Yeferson Bernal | @bersaye

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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