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A House in the Andes Reimagines Andean Vernacular Architecture for Contemporary Living/ Bicubik Photography

A House in the Andes

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationQuito, Ecuador
Project locationPuembo, Ecuador
Companyodd+
Lead ArchitectLucas Correa Sevilla

Reinterpreting Andean vernacular architecture for contemporary living, A House in the Andes celebrates journey and discovery through a seamless integration of landscape and built form. The house highlights an affinity to earth, with access areas exposing rammed earth and an elevator platform moving vertically through the three levels of the house creating a flexible living space. A single adobe brick module generates a dynamic and undulating façade. Through a careful curation of program and materiality, the house embraces its site and context to evolve the vernacular for Andean architecture.