Caoba Home / PAE + Rubén Gómez Gañán
Textual content description offered by the architects. Casa Caoba is positioned on a tropical hillside at 900 meters above sea degree, surrounded by mango timber which were in place for over a decade. This dwelling seeks to supply an area for retreat and rest, whereas additionally providing a chance to discover varied notions of interplay with the panorama and interdependence with the native species.
The house is constructed upon a stone base that adapts to the steep topography of the location. From right here, 5 parallel partitions extrude and set up the 4 home modules of the venture. As well as, these partitions body views of the encircling Andean panorama whereas additionally offering cross-ventilation. This permits for the creation of microclimates that enhance habitability in a area that sometimes experiences temperatures above 30 levels Celsius.
The house operates on the premise of blurring the boundaries between the constructed atmosphere and the residing context. To realize this, longitudinal partitions are minimized and openings are created within the transverse partitions to permit for direct relationships between every area. The central module of the house is meant to be an area devoted to reflection and reconnection with nature. To realize this, the southern facet is left open to permit for daylight all through the day, whereas the northern facet incorporates native vegetation.
The inside of the house prioritizes the usage of trustworthy supplies which are available within the area. Bamboo slats line the ceiling all through the venture, offering a heat and homey feeling. Moreover, native methods are used to include pine wooden for the carpentry and teak for the furnishings, making a cohesive language contrasted by means of stone and ceramic supplies within the base.
Casa Caoba explores alternative routes not solely to situate itself on a hillside topography but in addition negotiate its existence with the residing species of the tropical atmosphere. As an alternative of understanding structure as a relationship between full and empty areas, the venture proposes to behave as a mediator, the place every open home area is a negotiation and interplay between human and more-than-human actors.