Casa El Cortijo

Casa El Cortijo

The adjoining residences designed by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos are inspired by the "cortijo", a local type of residence with an inner courtyard.

The Project is located in a condominium development ok 5,000-square-meters lots. Nevertheless, the typology reflects the configuration on a different scale, of a typical city block in central Guayaquil, with back-to-back constructions occupying the perimeter and generating patios on the interior. If we were to remove the divisions, we would have a single continuous building with a large inner patio.

Likewise, the spaces of the house are articulated around a square central patio, with an internal corridor. The patio connects all of the spaces visually and ensures tha the house has a landscape of its own.

The divisions between adjacent domestic spaces are marked by separate rooftops and projections on the continuous façade. Thus, they can be read as independent units belonging to a single system. Exactly as in the center of the city.

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