* Residential Architecture: House Lago en el Cielo by David Ramirez
Posted by the editors on Sunday, 15 July 2012
Residential Architecture: House Lago en el Cielo by David Ramirez: “located less than 30 minutes from Medellin, Colombia..projected in two levels lets you enjoy a privileged view over La Fe dam, and its location on the land was conceived to allow you to be in touch with nature..from outside an orthogonal volumetry with a moderate proportion and quite façade. Its skin veneered with precast concrete similar to the blackboard. Density is balanced with big glass windows and super imposing volumes that bring lightness..The main entrance to the house is through the upper level where a solid teka pivoted door opens to a large hall, next to the main lounge that shares an open kitchen, dining room and guest bathroom. In this same level the house has a bedroom with a bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. All space enjoys the visual characteristic that gets impressive as you go through the big glass doors, to the upper level terrace..Access to the lower level is through a hallway with special lighting, rhythm and proportion characteristics that invite you to walk down. The way to the lower level is guided by the light that enters through oversized openings that play in a rhythm of verticalities and join the visitor to reach the visual of a huge glass window same as the others in proportions but bigger that frames part of the work: outside vegetation..The main bedroom almost unseen in the lower level is generously endowed with sliding windows that hide embedded in the walls that serve as pockets and when open the bedroom claims its own private terrace pierced by a native tree, original inhabitant of the land..A textured wall with rolling stone the San Andres type, separates the bedroom and bathroom that includes a great window from floor to ceiling, it is another place of the house that dumps the pleasure of the sentences: having a bath under the natural light..” Extensive glazing, wonderful views, natural light, terrace; contextual and materials sensibility..inspired translation (“dumps the pleasure of the sentences”?)..
image: © Camilo Duque; article: “House “Lago en el Cielo” / David Ramirez” 14 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/253310>