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diego guayasamin arquitectos has completed ‘residencia cumbayá’, a property located on the eastern outskirts of the ecuadorian captial of quito. set on a plot of 2,500 square meters, the dwelling features an underground garage where the owner is able to keep a proud collection of cars and motorcycles. surrounded by a lush garden, the house itself is composed of three white volumes with a clearly defined rhythm.

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the house is surrounded by a lush garden
all images by sebastián crespo

 

 

the volumes positioned towards the front of the site extend to welcome visitors, with the architects positioning the entrance at the intersection of the two masses. the house’s location also defines the allocation and division of public and private external space. living accommodation is spread among three levels: the basement that contains the garage, a gym and other services; the main floor, which contains primary living space, including bedrooms; and the uppermost storey, which houses a private study.

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the dwelling features a private underground garage

 

 

the main floor has been organized into four zones. the master bedroom is positioned at the most private edge of the plot, connected via an art gallery to the living and dining room — the focal point of the home. there is also a external terrace that includes a pool and an adjoining sauna. the kitchen and lounge also connect to this area of the scheme. all three levels are connected through an elevator, which at the uppermost storey, links to the study through a glass bridge.

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the property is composed of three white volumes with a clearly defined rhythm

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large chunky steps lead towards a welcoming entrance

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an external terrace includes a pool and BBQ area

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open-plan living accommodation is found at the center of the residence

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the owner keeps a proud collection of cars and motorcycles

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the entrance to the subterranean parking lot

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looking upwards at the angular roofline

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an aerial view of the site, located east of quito’s city center

 

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project info:

 

location: cumbayá, ecuador
area of lot: 2,500 sqm
area of construction: 900 sqm
floors: 1 basement and 2 storeys above ground
completed: february, 2016
design: diego guayasamin arquitectos
structural design: luis roggiero
collaboration: arq. pablo espinoza
photography: sebastián crespo

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