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La Victoria in Quito, Ecuador by j2ibstudio

The Quito-based architecture studio j2ibstudio has recently completed ''La Victoria'' a weekend home located on the outskirts of the city of Quito, Ecuador.

Project description by the architect:

This project comes to fruition given the need of creating a new area adjacent to a weekend home for a big family, located on the outskirts of the city of Quito, Ecuador. With the idea of generating spaces for leisure as well as family gatherings, the project includes two wide-open areas connected amongst each other which function as a family and game room, the other space serves as a lounge-dining area, with an integrated kitchen. This project is complemented with servant spaces such as bathrooms and storage, wrapped around a big green patio area that serves as a garden for the main house.

 

La Victoria in Quito, Ecuador by j2ibstudioimage © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

The project mimics the natural landscape of the site due to the strategy of adapting the architectural volume to the terrain. From behind, the building is almost lost, and it does not show its real magnitude, nor does it interfere with the view from the site to the nearby valleys and mountains. The visual pattern is a determinant factor on the placement of the building; thus, the volumes are positioned to frame the view as well as possible. Also, the placement corresponds to an east-west axis line to try to take in the natural light as much as possible, but more than anything the previously mentioned view from the site.

Ground Floor Plan Floor Plan

Although from certain spots on the surrounding land, the project practically disappears, the architectural volume has a height of 4m tall, and the project creates open areas of 8m wide and 20m in length. Because of this, a constructive strategy had to be planned to allow these spaces to come to fruition while trying to avoid the placement of columns inside the space that might have divided the open areas or interfere with the view. The height of the spaces comes from the strategy of dealing with the specific microclimate of the area, which tends to be quite hotter than the weather in Quito city. The placement of the openings in the volumes corresponds to the idea of creating cross ventilation inside the spaces, especially in the lounge-dining area.

single family home with illumination at night image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

house with green landscape and lighting at night image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

Besides the engineering difficulties, the project proposes slanted walls on the ends of the architectural volumes, which are an essential element of the esthetic of the project and it corresponds to the idea of wanting to bring the mountain shapes near the site to the terrain itself.

the rooftop view of the house from above image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

The project is thought in such a way that the articulation of the spaces does not interfere with the view from the site, which is why the architectural volumes are plain white with pronounced edges and some walls made of exposed concrete to contrast the white. The interior design also follows this program with plain white walls and ceiling that contrasts with grey flooring.

house with green landscape in a mountainous area in Quito image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

It is worth mentioning that the spaces created can also function as a place for events reception since the project presents open areas as well as staff areas for that complimentary use of the space.

house surrounded with green landscape view image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

La Victoria in Quito, Ecuador by j2ibstudioimage © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

Billard table in the living room image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

football table game inside living room image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

living room with large window let the sunlight enters the room image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

living room design with snooker table image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

table with chairs image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

luxury furniture image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

open window let the fresh air comes to the room image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

round table wit purple color chairs image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

La Victoria in Quito, Ecuador by j2ibstudioimage © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

living room design image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

wooden dining table in kitchen image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

round tableimage © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

kitchen with dining tables image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

glass window image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

La Victoria in Quito, Ecuador by j2ibstudioimage © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

bathroom design image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

cloudy weather image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

concrete facade of the house image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

reflection of the clouds in the window glass image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

building facade made of concrete image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

clouds are reflected in window image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

La Victoria in Quito, Ecuador by j2ibstudioimage © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

the house view form top image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

trees in a sunny day image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

concreted textured wall image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

concrete wall image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

bathroom skylight image © Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía 

Site Plan Site Plan

Axonometric Axonometric 

Sections Sections 

Elevations Elevations 

 

Project name: La Victoria

Architecture firm: j2ibstudio

Lead Architect: Juan Jose Izurieta

Collaborators: Nicole del Rosario

Location: Quito, Ecuador

Gross Built Area: 400 m²

Photography: Juan Diego Gonzáles fotografía

Clients: MG


By Naser N. Ibrahim

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