Turin Horse / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura
Lead Architect: Area: 1076 ft² Photographs Houses Photographs: Andrés Villota Projects Turin Horse / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura “COPY” Ecuador Architects: Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Andrés Villota+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Calacalí, Ecuador ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952465/turin-horse-jorge-ramon-giacometti-taller-de-arquitectura Clipboard Turin Horse / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTurin Horse / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura Jorge Ramon Giacometti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952465/turin-horse-jorge-ramon-giacometti-taller-de-arquitectura Clipboard Design Team:Francisco Trigueros, Santiago Vaca, Patricio Cevallos, Martin Feustel, Mathieu Lamour, Gabriel Utreras Betancourt, Las Manos Sucias.Engineering:Patricio CevallosCity:CalacalíCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrés VillotaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADText description provided by the architects. The client, an Ecuadorian writer, came to the workshop with an assignment: to design and build his house in the crater of the Pululahua volcano. To accomplish so, he provided us with a watercolor painting that portrayed a stage of the Italian theater. He also asked us to read a couple of his novels and gave us the task of watching a Hungarian film called “The Horse of Turin”. Finally, we agreed to meet six months later with a proposal. Save this picture!© Andrés VillotaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Andrés VillotaAs a result, we translated these references into a house that was fundamentally divided into two parts. The first one, made up of the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. These would be the public spaces, alluding to the Italian theatre stage. The second part would distribute two bedrooms, a study, a library and a bathroom, allowing the writer to have a solitary retreat using this reading area. Save this picture!© Andrés VillotaSave this picture!© Andrés VillotaCurrently, the project is located on a slope of the crater with an open view of the horizon sunset showing the Chivo and Pondoña hills. On a base, a rear retaining wall and a concrete slab, a light structure was erected: braced with wooden slats. This was covered with recycled red pine staves. The walls were filled in with rammed and compacted earth and hay bales. We call this system of (twelve-centimetre-thick) earthquake-resistant walls: rammed earth with lost formwork. Beams and cable tensors rest on this system. On top of these, a lightweight roof made of recycled triplex and asphalt resin. Finally, the wood was polished and sealed to protect it from the weather. Save this picture!© Andrés VillotaSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Andrés VillotaAs the project was far away, the distance became a challenge that extended the work for more than two years. The nights of camping under the stars were definitely worth it.Save this picture!© Andrés VillotaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse at Otago Bay / Topology StudioSelected ProjectsDamiani Ballroom / ES ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCalacalíOn FacebookEcuadorPublished on December 03, 2020Cite: “Turin Horse / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura” [Casa El caballo de Turín / Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura] 03 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.