CopyAbout this officeDURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociadosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCuencaEcuadorPublished on June 19, 2013Cite: “Jacobo Building / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados” [Edificio Jacobo / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados] 19 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站？想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/389271/jacobo-building-duran-and-hermida-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard Apartments “COPY” Jacobo Building / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/389271/jacobo-building-duran-and-hermida-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoTheinterior spaces are related to each other creating a sense of infinite space,this enables a new way of understanding and inhabiting domestic space. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessShortlist Announced to Design Moscow’s First Park in 50 YearsArchitecture NewsBritish Council Launches Open Call for First Ever Exhibition of Antarctica ArchitectureArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Cuenca, EcuadorLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThechallenge is to achieve the highest standards of both constructive and spatialquality, but adjusting to the costs of the local market, so that they arecompetitive and affordable for a large segment of the population. ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThe constructionsystem used is fast and efficient: we propose three bearing walls 6 metersapart, each built with solid bricks 20x40x8 that are manufactured especially forthis project. The slabs are constructed with pre-stressed beams 6m in lengthpositioned every 60cm. This system allows us to dispense with the columns andhave two free bays to distribute the spaces. Projects Save this picture!© Sebastián Crespo+ 13 Share CopyApartments•Cuenca, Ecuador Area: 913 m²Collaborators:Sonia Guzhñay, Edison Castillo, Cristian SotomayorConstruction:DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociadosSite Area:360,00m2Architects:DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados / Javier Durán y María Augusta HermidaCity:CuencaCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastián CrespoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Primo This building is located in the city of Cuenca, so sunlight is almost perpendicular, with variations of 23 degrees at the equinoxes of June and December. It contains one apartment per floor, except for the third top floor where the space is divided between a small apartment and an office. We intended for theapartments to have sunlight in the morning and evening, therefore, the east andwest facades are very transparent, while those facing north and south areclosed preventing views to the neighbors. The apartment on the ground floor islit through a back courtyard. Jacobo Building / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociadosSave this projectSaveJacobo Building / DURAN&HERMIDA arquitectos asociados Ecuador Thewest facing facade has a series of sliding shutters made of a metal frame andwooden slats that prevent views to the laundry areas and protect from theannoying afternoon sun.