CUBICA REFUGE

Biosustainable Modular Refuge Paipa / Colombia / 2017

4
4 Love 651 Visits Published

The Cubica Refuge is conceived as a housing solution, through bioconstruction and other alternatives that give way to new materials and techniques that prioritize the minimization of the environmental impact of architectural objects.


Once established, the criteria are reflected in a completely modular monolithic skeleton that grows vertically, adaptable to the needs of a 21st century home; all under a respectful materiality, integrating light and certified materials with the environment, combining comfort and sustainability under the same roof.


The project consists of a small group of 2 houses located in the urban area of Paipa, Boyacá Municipality, Colombia. Located in a corner lot of approximately 314.85 M2, and where the built area is 116.45 M2 for each house.


They conceptualize a modular refuge that grows vertically, in search of a space that adapts to time and is capable of satisfying environmental needs. Both housing units are designed under the same basic criteria: completely modular monolithic skeleton, context linkage, respectful materials with the environment, lighting, cross ventilation, functionality and sustainable comfort. Both share; garden area parking and barbecue area (food preparation and cooking module).


Spatially each house is composed of three levels. The first level is configured for two accesses; one for a separate room, and the other access for the rest of the house. The second level, framed by a large window on the facade, which allows the exterior lighting to invade its spaces, is composed successively by; living room, kitchen and dining room, accompanied by the main room. The third level, unburdens verticality with a vacuum to the main space of the house, and is composed of two secondary rooms.


The geometrical composition on the façade falls, first; in the structure together with a series of frames that configure large windows, representing the transparency and illumination of the internal spaces, and second; the composition of color in rectangles of superboard®, generating mosaics that provide dynamism to the building. The symmetry of the rectangles is broken, adding circular windows and circular inserts in the façade walls.


Its structural configuration is based on metal columns that rise from the ground by means of concrete dies, the soil does not intervene, thus reducing costs due to excavations.


Its dry construction minimizes waste considerably on site, generating a faster and cleaner process, due to the fact that many of the parts are made in the workshop because it is a modular structure.


Author: Amaylit Dugarte.

4 users love this project
Comments
    comment
    Enlarge image

    The Cubica Refuge is conceived as a housing solution, through bioconstruction and other alternatives that give way to new materials and techniques that prioritize the minimization of the environmental impact of architectural objects. Once established, the criteria are reflected in a completely modular monolithic skeleton that grows vertically, adaptable to the needs of a 21st century home; all under a respectful materiality, integrating light and certified materials with the environment,...

    Project details
    • Year 2017
    • Work started in 2017
    • Work finished in 2017
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Apartments / Single-family residence / Modular/Prefabricated housing
    Archilovers On Instagram
    Lovers 4 users