Casa Montaña

This is a social, cultural project to improve the quality of life of a community that has a life expectancy of 25 years.

We design self-built and self-sufficient homes, easy to assemble and assemble for tropical jungle environments. Based on a 2.44 x 2.44 cm modular logic, a structural grid with a simple structure of small spans is proposed.

The whole house is made of wood. The structural knots are designed so that the entire house can be easily assembled. Being a small grid, the structural framework remains rigid with small sections of wood, so that all the pieces that make up the house can be transported and assembled by hand. The Montaña house is also designed so that in case the family nucleus grows (thanks to the modulation and ease of assembly) it is easily expandable by building more rooms.

Aside from being elevated, the house is spatially organized on two levels. At the bottom, there is a common space or room related to the kitchen and bathrooms. In the upper are the bedrooms. The communication between both levels is by means of a staircase, which keeps both environments separate.

The Mountain House works 1m above the ground to allow possible currents that may form with heavy rains, keep the habitable environment dry and make access to possible dangerous animals in the area difficult. Both the cover and the openings in the bedrooms are designed to promote cross-ventilation and keep the house cool.

The Mountain House has been designed with ecological facilities. It has a system of solar panels to give it electrical supply, rainwater storage, and a bathroom system with a biodigester and sanitary

Client:
Privado

Team:
Septiembre Arquitectura

Collaborators:
José Tovar, Kelly Doran, RePlan, Carlos Orfila, Alex Saavedra, Alex Suriol, Alejandro Aranda, Edgar Sanchez.

Photo:
Elena Calvache

Year:
2011