Excerpt: Through contextual study and the creation of an identity for the site and the user, Apaloosa Estudio de Arquitectura y Diseo’s QR House aspires to break with the current urban wall and the plasticity of the built environment. The goal was to adapt to the surrounding physical environment while maintaining the spatial quality at all times. Large windows facing the city were made, and the program was distributed in half-levels.
[Text as submitted by architect] The slopes of the property allowed the distribution of the architectural program in half levels, generating larger surfaces of windows towards the City. A central patio with a Spring tree distributes light and natural ventilation to each area of the house.
The massifs are the protagonists of the main façade for visual security, reflecting a sober and introspective house that opens to the interior and to the rear façade, the latter producing terraces by a set of tangible and perceptive cubes.
The proposal is adapted to the regional context due to its materials and location, generating identity for the site and the user. The project aims to break with the existing urban wall and the plasticity of the built environment, through contextual or regional analysis.
By locating the project in a residential-type subdivision, lacking User and Site analysis, the objective was quickly substantiated through a study based on the characteristics and regional construction processes that respond to the natural physical environment, the user’s financial limit and structural certainty; without at any time detracting from the spatial quality.