This modern house by Architect Bernardo Bustamante is located in the neighborhood of Chiviquí in Tumbaco, at the foothills of the Ilaló volcano. There have been completed various new constructions of single and multi-family houses for the population migrating from Quito to the valleys.
The localization of the house in a corner plot is limited from the other six plots by a small passage that allows for an independent access to each of the buildings. The Chiviquí project includes two houses, connected through several spaces.
The parking places and service spaces were placed underground, due to the natural slope that facilitates the access to the houses. From the underground, it is possible to enter both houses directly through two independent vertical circulation nuclei. The houses also share the gardens and the relaxation areas such as the swimming pool and the jacuzzi.
The two houses have many similar spaces, but they are also distinct. Three bedrooms, each one with its own bathroom, a dressing room, television room, a study room that is linked to the double height and a wide social area that is contained in a monospace, living room dining room and an open kitchen, all these areas are closed to a big exterior porch covered by the volumes of the top floor.
The architectural response pretends to be coherent with the place. The scale of the buildings is respectful with the neighbors, the corner is marked by a three meters float, the implantation of the volumes is parallel to the urban plot which allows the wide front gardens towards the streets to keep the luxuriant vegetation, according to the landscape of the valleys of Quito.