Located in the coastal area of Don Juan in Quito, Ecuador, Don Juan House was designed by Emilio López Arquitecto in 2018. Made with local wood of Amarillo and Asta, the home measures 110m² (1,184ft²).
Don Juan House is located near the top of a hill along the coast line. Oriented from east to west, the house opens at both sides: in the front facing the ocean and in the back to a native deciduous forest. The double-opening allows crossed ventilation and imbeds the house and its inhabitants within the surroundings.
The concept of the double-opening shaped the architecture, which is conceived as two funnels that converge at one side.
110m2 contain the very simple plan, with two levels of open areas that connect through double-height ceilings. The living room, dining room, kitchen and a complete bathroom are distributed on the ground floor. Two bedrooms facing a double-height ceiling oriented to the ocean occupy the second floor. In the rear façade another double-height window opens up to the back with the staircase.
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