natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks
 

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura has built a house with baked bricks and glass-less windows in villamil, ecuador. capturing the essence of the area, which was once a port for fishermen and has been declared by UNESCO as the second best climate in the world, natura futura had incorporated traditional elements in the design of the residence such as shutters instead of glass on the windows, which allow for ventilation and shadow, and bricks that provide both privacy and permeability.

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks
all photos by JAG studio

 

 

a system of teak wood pillars supports the two story residence, which the architects have chosen to develop on a horizontal plane. the permeable ground floor blends with the outside garden and hosts day-to-day activities along with a social area, finished with hammocks, that opens towards the interior. private spaces occupy the upper level, which includes three bedrooms and a kitchen/living area. micro-climates are generated through the materials in use, while the design merges traditional principles of the tropics with new strategies to reach to a sustainable result.

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

natura futura designs ecuador house with glass-less windows and baked bricks

 

project info:

 

 

name: stilts house

architect: natura futura arquitectura

location: general villamil, guayas province, ecuador 

total area: 160 m2

collaborators: guillermo morales, nathaly gaona, ramón vivanco

 

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: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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