집의 중심에 위치한 중정을 통해 내외부의 켜는 사라지고, 내부공간은 외부로 확장된다. 에콰도르에 위한 '사색의 집'은 정적인 공간 형성을 위한 집이다. 외부와 밀착되기 위한 건축적 어휘는 오픈 천장과 전면 전창으로 구현되지만, 깊은 처마와 중정의 켜를 통해 간접적으로 외부환경을 맞이한다.
situated in the city of quevedo in ecuador lies ‘the house of silence’, designed by natura futura arquitectura. the concept behind the project focuses on creating a quiet place for family life. combining a rich material palette with spaces that blur the boundary between indoors and outdoors, the resulting house provides the perfect place for relaxation and meditation.
project name: ‘the house of silence’
location: quevedo, los rios, ecuador
architects: natura futura arquitectura
area: 3444.45 ft2 (320 m2)
contributors: alexis parreno, jhonatan andrade, gonzalo/maria/jorge/jose quintana
photography: lorena darquea
the scheme has been tailor-made by the architect to the needs of the family. designed over a single story, the floor plan is defined by a central courtyard that connects the indoor spaces with the external environment. this courtyard includes a large rooflight and an open facade on the front elevation that works to bring in natural light and ventilation. a small garden and pool of water also feature in this space, creating a beautifully tranquil place for the family to relax and play in.
on either side of the central courtyard, two rectangular volumes are positioned that contain the functions of the house. on one side, the more private bedrooms can be found while on the other side, the more social spaces are located, such as kitchen, living and dining areas. the courtyard therefore also works to effectively separate private and public uses.
the house of silence is constructed primarily from red brick and timber. this combination of natural materials creates a warm, inviting interior that also expresses an honest architectural expression as the structure is exposed from inside to outside. in essence, the design provides a moment of peace and calmness in an otherwise busy urban context.