situated in tacuri, in the nayón area of quito, ecuador, the tacuri house by gabriel rivera arquitectos has been designed by drawing inspiration from nature to create a family home amongst the trees. the tacuri house was developed after substantial analysis of the site and surrounding environment, resulting in a design that complements the topography of the site and a house that gives the impression of having grown from nature itself.
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photos by bicubik
gabriel rivera arquitecto approached the design of the tacuri house with the idea of living amongst nature, which was inspired by the local algarrobo trees that surround the site of the new family home. this concept materialized during the construction process by adapting to the natural topography of the site and maintaining all the algarrobos that were already on the site.
the house is composed of three elements which effectively divide the functions of the house whilst retaining a connection by a continuous outdoor path that winds around the entire house. the first component contains the social spaces and is formed at the front of the house. the family and private spaces are formed within the second element, and the third is a study which overlooks the main courtyard. the structure of the house is composed of concrete slabs and metallic columns which hold the slabs together and resemble the foliage and trunks of a tree. the glazed elements serve to enclose the interior spaces whilst also creating a direct connection to the natural surroundings. the tacuri house has been inspired to create an effective connection between the indoor spaces to the nature outside.
edited by: lynne myers | designboom