Location: Carmen de Viboral – Antioquia, Colombia
Contracting Entity / Promoter: FS-MC Family
Project Type: Architecture
Category: Housing and Habitat
Area: 370 m2
Interior Design: Espacio Abierto y Pezeta
Development Phase: In use
Photos: Isaac Ramirez
The location of La Pausa arises from the understanding of a hilly relief typical of the central mountain range, in the municipality of Carmen de Viboral, Antioquia. It is located at an altitude of approximately 1,000 meters above sea level, its hillside condition inevitably directs the gaze towards a mountainous landscape, amplifying the property’s own horizon.
The recognition of the place influenced by its landscape and relief suggests the location of the work. From the access to the place, the visuals are preserved and it is inscribed in the relief, settling on its contour lines. The access begins from the upper part of the lot, where the roof extends the upper plane of the slope through a habitable garden that in turn fulfills thermal functions, guaranteeing comfort inside the house.
The access to the house is by means of a ramp that descends almost three meters in height under the arrival plane; it is an immersion in the earth that concludes in a patio that responds to a first pause area to enter.
Upon exceeding the access threshold, the social area opens up to the landscape through large openings that link intermediate spaces between the interior and exterior, a duality that is promoted throughout the house seeking to inhabit the limit.
The home responds to the activities of the couple that inhabits it, an active social life that combines interior and exterior, privacy in guest rooms and the main one as an intimate reserve.