Architects Luis Velasco Roldan as well as Ángel Hevia Antuña have actually developed a model home created for Ecuador's environment as well as social conditions. The cottage is made from locally-sourced, organic products and also uses easy solar home heating.
Baseding on the architects, knowledge of conventional structure strategies in Ecuador has actually been just about lost, changed by the usage of industrialized materials that don't execute well or have substantial ecological effects. They hope their prototype home will certainly help to turn around that pattern.
The cottage has an almost square layout of 48.7 m2 (524 ft2). There is a tree having right with the facility of the house. The architects don't say why they constructed it around a tree, so we presume it was simply for the novelty of it. Nevertheless it's not something we would advise; there appears to be a lot of prospective problems with water leakage, insect access, the tree passing away as a result of building activity, as well as naturally the opportunity of it falling at some factor.
One half your house is the living/dining/kitchen space. Floor-to-ceiling moving glass doors open the room to the outdoors. The other half has the room, restroom and also an access foyer that functions as a house workplace. It's tough to see in the images but there is a barn-style gliding door to close off the bed room from the major space. The bed space is placed straight below a huge skylight. The bathroom has a walk-through style that divides the vanity from the shower and commode compartment.
The architects picked a shocking product for the insulation: pumice stone. The entrapped air bubbles protect the framework while the rock itself supplies thermal mass, moderating night and day temperature extremes. Tracking of the model revealed that the interior stayed a comfy 20 to 21 ° C even as outside temperature levels ranged from 12 to 20 ° C.
The construction lumber came from regional tree varieties. The siding is Ecuador laurel and the framing is eucalyptus, an affordable and strong wood that grows swiftly. Your house is topped by a living green roof. Pumice stone was once again utilized for insulation along with to give a drain layer for the dirt and humus above.