CHALLENGE: Design a home that blends in with the exterior and maintains a direct view of the landscape.
SOLUTION: Perimeter windows that allow direct communication between the interior and exterior.
El Cielo, is a house for residential-vacation use that is located in the high mountains of the Colombian Sierra Nevada, at an altitude of 1890 m. Its minimalist design is born from the interaction of two horizontally displaced structures that are integrated into the topography of the mountain, to create a perfect harmony between the architecture and its surroundings.
The architectural design and the selection of materials of this house seek to blend in with the exterior; For this reason, in the north-east direction, a volume is projected with large windows that allow a total opening to the landscape, generating the sensation of staying outside and thus blurring the boundary between the built and the context.
This solution is one of the determining architectural elements of the project, because in addition to allowing a direct view of the environment, it allows the use of winds, the entry of controlled natural light and the regulation of the levels of insolation of the interior spaces; thus minimizing the consumption of electrical energy and ensuring the sustainable operation of the house.
THE EL CIELO project is a house located at 1890 meters high in the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta. Its minimalist design is born from the interaction of two horizontally positioned structures that are integrated into the topography of the mountain, to create a perfect harmony between the architecture and its surroundings.
This project is currently nominated in the XVII BIENAL COLOMBIANA DE ARQUITECTURA, in the Architectural Project category, you can see the full article in: