Year: “COPY” Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionSimilarly, two different typesof scales and sensations can be defined. A friendly one for the private spaces,and another, large-format one for the social areas that contribute to the ideaof a museum. To complement the interior architecture, furniture has beendesigned in proportion to the space, specific carpentry for the project.Furniture, decorative objects, fabrics, and imported carpets. Lighting designspecific for a museum, integrated audio and security systems, among others. Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThe main floor has been zonedinto three large spaces: bedroom block, social areas, and independent suite,alternately distributed along the main circulation axis that starts at theentrance of the residence and ends, at the other end, with the entrance to thesuite. In the center of this circulation is the vertical core with an elevator.There is an additional recreational area, with a pool and a waterfall, a greenarea and viewing deck. Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThis project could also be seenas an experiment that has merged the experience and creditworthiness of amature architect with the new concerns and expectations of a young architect. Atthe same time, it is the epilogue of the work of architect Gustavo Guayasamin,with almost 60 years of professional practice, who at 80 years has been able toconceive a project of this nature. Guayasamin House and Museum / Diego GuayasaminSave this projectSaveGuayasamin House and Museum / Diego Guayasamin Houses CopyHouses•Cumbaya, Ecuador “COPY” Projects Protagonist facades in balance and harmony,fluid and simple spaces, light, nature, and serenity, are some of the qualitiesthat can be attributed to this project. A house, a home to host and share, toenjoy daily life. Area: 1800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoInside, the house follows thesame approach as on the outside, simplicity but with a strong image. A whiteenvelope for walls and ceilings with a dark contrast. The color of thedifferent areas is highlighted uniquely by artworks of three types: colonial paintingand sculpture, pre-Columbian archeology, and Guayasamin contemporary painting. Foreach of these artworks, spaces and specific niches have been designed as partof the interior architecture. 2007 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/395880/guayasamin-house-and-museum-diego-guayasamin Clipboard Guayasamin House and Museum / Diego Guayasamin Construction:Diego Guayasamin, Gustavo GuayasaminStructures:Otto MaldonadoCollaborator:Gustavo GuayasaminCity:CumbayaCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess Specs Text description provided by the architects. The site selection was a long and very important process because it required a space that would foster expectations for the project. A large area was required on the outskirts of Quito but directly related to the city. These objectives were translated into a hill in the area of Rancho San Francisco – Cumbaya. The location of the site implies a clear and strong visual presence for the developments in the area, and also privileged views of the Cumbaya valley and its surroundings. Save this picture!© Sebastián Crespo Since the site had a steep slope, the first approach was to integrate the project into the local topography and design it on the highest area to gain height. Taking advantage of the slope, lawn slopes were designed to serve as a natural base for the proposed architecture. The social areas are located towards Cotopaxi mountain. The bedroom area is oriented directly with the morning sun, and overlooking the Cumbaya valley with the Cordillera Oriental and Antisana and Cayambe mountains behind. Internal areas such as study, family room, and others, “open” towards an interior courtyard with a reflecting pool, and in the middle a pre-Columbian milestone designed by architect Gustavo Guayasamin, as the vertical axis of the project. Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoIn terms of its image, the houseis an architectural volume, protagonist and dynamic. It is the articulation ofwhite volumes with a very clear and defined rhythm, and slanted exterior walls.All the elements are intended to be an interpretation of the environment,specifically the Andes. The roofs have the same treatment as the slanted walls,thus creating the idea of the “fifth facade”. The roof-facade is equallyimportant in the aesthetic composition. This is a modern project that rescuesEcuadorean traditional architectural elements such as: load bearing walls,stone baseboards, interior courtyard with a water feature, great presence ofwalls versus openings for windows mostly recessed to create light and shadoweffects, among others. The designer’s intention wasalways to make a different proposal, but with a strong identity. Consistentwith its context and its design style. Thereby providing a reference of what isor may be contemporary Ecuadorian architecture. Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThe house is divided into threelevels: a basement with parking and storage areas, with service housing andspaces for employees, which can function independently. A main floor with themajority of the components of the project, and a mezzanine for guests and movietheater. Save this picture!© Sebastián Crespo+ 23 Share 2007 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/395880/guayasamin-house-and-museum-diego-guayasamin Clipboard Ecuador Architects: Diego Guayasamin Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!Site PlanThe result is a house museum that is in itselfan architectural sculpture. Year: One of the decisions of thearchitect was to build an exterior architectural diaphragm, which acts as ascreen in its most literal sense. It is like a blank sheet that integrates intothe architecture and projects it, separating the pool space from the vehiclecirculation area. Project gallerySee allShow lessTanatorio Sant Joan Despí / Batlle i Roig ArquitectesSelected ProjectsVideo: IKEA Foundation Design a Shelter for RefugeesVideos Share CopyAbout this officeDiego GuayasaminOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCumbayaEcuadorPublished on July 05, 2013Cite: “Guayasamin House and Museum / Diego Guayasamin” [Casa Museo Guayasamin / Diego Guayasamin] 05 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.