Between Structure and Architecture: Diffuse Borders House in Ecuador
Client: Ruales Izurieta family
Architect: arquitectura x
Location: Quito (EC)
The house is based on a three-dimensional grid with a 600-mm module; it is constructed of flat steel bars. The size of the spaces varies inside the given module. It is a structural framework which also has an architectural quality. The boundaries between architecture and structure, inside and outside, object and idea, become fluid here. The repetition of construction elements creates an arrangement of in-between spaces which defy unambiguous classification.