doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape

Doméstico is Designed by Juan Alberto Andrade and María José

Váscones

 

Photographed by JAG studio, Doméstico – Microliving presents itself as a connection between architecture and furniture design, in which the project is created in relation to the changing needs, and the constant reduction of space. By questioning the traditional dwelling limits, architects Juan Alberto Andrade and María José Váscones impose a contemporary domestic living in Ecuador, where physical and social flexibility based on personal relationships are predominant. The design of the mobile, flexible, and foldable elements transform into entire artifacts, as they completely change function and spatial arrangement.

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape
Doméstico – Microliving by Juan Alberto Andrade and María José Váscones transforms into entire artifacts

all images courtesy of JAG studio

photography by JAG studio

 

 

Located in a 27,5 sqm mini studio inside Moshe Safdie & Uribe Schwarzkopf’s Qorner building in Quito, Ecuador, Doméstico – Microliving touches on spatial and formal limitations through architectural strategies. As a new way of living is introduced, urban and social mobility become directly related. With this project, Juan Alberto Andrade and María José Váscones refers to a habitable artifact that allows the condensing of everyday activities into one organizing element that transforms easily, without sacrificing comfort.

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape
Doméstico refers to a habitable artifact that allows the condensing of everyday activities into one organizing element that transforms easily, without sacrificing comfort.

 

 

the area is divided into two parts: activities & free space

 

The shape, orientation, and functions are conditioned by the geometry of the space, the relation with visuals, as well as the location of the building’s installations. This results in the design of a floor to ceiling design, that is able to divide the space into two areas: the part that holds activities, services, and equipment; and the remaining space is free of elements. To summarize the living needs, different scenarios were analyzed for adaptability, including a kitchen area, storage space, laundry room, bed/bedroom, library, desk/dining table, bar, and the closet.

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape
through the project, urban and social mobility become directly related

 

 

The object holds various uses under a single shape & material

 

Every single one of these modules is organized through a horizontal axis that divides the object itself into two parts; the lower area for everyday activities, and the upper module for storage, which is at reach through a mobile ladder. The flexible object holds different possibilities under a single shape and material, as independent modules that relate to specific uses solve the needs. 

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape
independent modules relate to specific uses and functions

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape
the upper module for storage is at reach through a mobile ladder

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape
the flexible object holds different possibilities under a single shape and material

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape
Doméstico divides the space into two areas

 

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different scenarios were analyzed, including a kitchen area, storage space, laundry room, bed/bedroom, library, desk/dining table, bar, and the closet.

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape
the project presents itself as a connection between architecture and furniture design

doméstico-microliving triggers traditional dwelling limit with a single shape
the functions and possibilities change with the inhabitant’s needs

 

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the design of the mobile, flexible, and foldable elements transform into entire artifacts

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name: Domestico

architects: Juan Alberto Andrade, María José Váscones
team: Cuqui Rodríguez
photography: JAG studio /@jag_studio
contractor: Paola Cañón, Uribe Schwarzkopf
year: 2022
location: Quito, Ecuador
manufacturers: Área UIO Aglomerados Cotopaxi Novopan

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