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Casa 3 blurring boundaries between exterior & interior


Bogotá-based architectural practice, Arquitectura en Estudio, has designed the Casa 3 project. The luxury family home is located in Colinas de Payandé,  Villeta, north of Bogotá, Colombia.

According to the architect: “This property is located 100km north of Bogotá in the small town of Villeta.  The ever-present warm weather, the dramatic landscapes and the greenery of the mountains have completely driven the design of the house, which intends to blur the boundaries between the exterior and the interior, while framing the most beautiful views.


“You access the house via an open courtyard/garden through which you can see, at a glance, the whole span of the social areas of the house while being immediately drawn into the exuberance of the vegetation of the region. The interior design of the living, dining and kitchen areas is widely open towards the exterior swimming pool and deck areas, forming a very horizontal, open plan social space that spills into the landscape.

“The more private area, which contains the four bedrooms, has been laid out in an adjacent wing to be accessed through an open garden/corridor. While all the bathrooms benefit from natural light and their own private garden, the bedrooms look out onto the mountains from their privileged stance and can be completely open towards the landscape.


“The contemporary Colombian house makes the most out of a very simple constructive language: round metal columns, clean horizontal concrete slabs and a carefully knit timber screen, which can completely open or close at will. Most of the furniture is made up by white painted masonry, simplifying the maintenance process.

“The mountains, the greenery and the water are present everywhere, and air is permanently flowing freely from the outside to the inside and from the inside to the outside, although here we can’t really know which is which.”

Images courtesy of David Uribe

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December 18, 2013 | Property | View comments

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