Doméstico is designed by Juan Alberto Andrade and María José
Photographed by J.A.G. Studio, Doméstico – Microliving presents itself as a connection between architecture and furniture design, in which the project is created in relation to changing needs and the constant reduction of space. By questioning the traditional limits of living, the architects Juan Alberto Andrade and María José Váscones impose a contemporary domestic life in Ecuador, where physical and social flexibility based on personal relationships predominates. The design of mobile, flexible and collapsible elements turns into whole artifacts, because they completely change their function and spatial arrangement.
Doméstico – Microliving by Juan Alberto Andrade and María José Váscones turns into whole artifacts
all images courtesy of studio JAG
JAG studio photography
Located in a 27.5 m² mini-studio inside Moshe Safdie & Uribe Schwarzkopf’s Qorner Building in Quito, Ecuador, Doméstico – Microliving addresses spatial and formal boundaries through architectural strategies. As a new way of life is introduced, urban and social mobility become directly linked. With this project, Juan Alberto Andrade and María José Váscones refers to an inhabitable artifact that allows daily activities to be condensed into a single organizing element that is easily transformed, without sacrificing comfort.
Doméstico refers to an inhabitable artefact that allows daily activities to be condensed into a single organizing element that is easily transformed, without sacrificing comfort.
the space is divided into two parts: activities & free space
The form, orientation and functions are conditioned by the geometry of the space, the relationship with the visuals, as well as the location of the building installations. This results in the design of a floor-to-ceiling design, capable of dividing the space into two zones: the part that contains the activities, services and equipment; and the remaining space is free of elements. To summarize the living needs, different scenarios were analyzed for adaptability, including kitchen area, storage space, laundry room, bed/bedroom, bookcase, study/dining table, bar and the closet.
through the project, urban and social mobility become directly linked
The object has various uses in a unique form and material
Each of these modules is organized by a horizontal axis which divides the object itself into two parts; the lower area for daily activities and the upper module for storage, accessible by a sliding ladder. The flexible object offers different possibilities in a unique form and material, because independent modules linked to specific uses solve the needs.
independent modules linked to specific uses and functions
the upper storage module is accessible by a mobile ladder
the flexible object contains different possibilities in a unique shape and material
Domestico divides the space into two zones