Thursday, 23 December 2010

House on Lot 23 by Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde

House on Lot 23 by Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde

House on Lot 23 is a modern residential project that was created by Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde. The House on Lot 23 is designed for colombian couple that wish to have a place to spend weekend and holidays with the family member a long established tradition among Colombians.

House on Lot 23 by Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde

For the latest they came to the office after my wife, an interior designer, decorated their apartment in the city. Their initial request was on two subjects:

1. Help them find the right place for their holiday house on a well inhabited and secure site with specific natural conditions like warm weather, nice views, not flat, among others…
2. To design a house for them and the kids with a modern, contemporary look that could remind them of their life in Europe and that could preserve and actual look in time as well as a house that, in some way could have a reminiscent idea of traditional colonial houses -this last idea appeared in the end after the selection of the site.

On the last idea, it was clear that I had to preserve a traditional organization of the house “inwards”, I mean, thinking more on the life of the home than on the social life. Here, one could perceive the idea of Islamic influenced Spanish architecture that was brought here to America in the colonising period.

On the modern contemporary look, the idea was to work with pure volumes with character of their own that by operating them through intersections, the complete volume and program of the house were created.

1.HOUSE: social (living, dining, kitchen, guest)
2.GAME: a place semi outdoors for sharing
3.“ZAGUAN”: The Spanish word to define that transition space on the entrance of the house.
4.POOL & DECK: The place to enjoy the dry warm weather
5.INNER COURTYARD: An “evocative” space with shadow and vegetation.

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