2009 | Guachaca Beach, cabins for ecotourism in Tayrona Park Santa Marta, Colombia (proposal)

Place info Country: Colombia. Department: Magdalena. Site: Guachaca River Beach | Latitude: 11º 16′ N / Longitude: 74º 03′ | Altitude: 0 to 900 meters above sea level | Average weather: 30ºC | Relative humidity: 80%

General view Simulation of what a cabin would look like, with a view to the river beach. The idea was to propose a modular pre fabricated structure that could be easily installed in the place, with evident accesibility issues.

Detailed views Concrete piles and lightweight slabs, and wooden frames for windows and terraces. This system was thought prioritizing flexibility in facades: lifted in the daytime and closed down during the night.

Site features Guachaca River, Long sloped terrain, and common architecture seen in this type of places, such as Ecohabs.

Guachaca River is located in a remote area, near the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a rainforest snowy mountain. Terrain is strongly sloped, with direct access to the river beach. The project proposed several modular prefabricated structures that could be easily installed in place, that suffers accesibility issues and all sort of derived construction difficulties. The building methods greatly determine spatiality for each of the units with a 360 degree view. Also on a larger scale, the small cubes define the whole image of the project related to natural lanscape. Therefore, concrete piles, lightweight slabs, and wooden frames for windows and terraces are an appropriate way to build. Aditionally, the system is thought for priorizing flexibility in facades and optimizing comfort: window panels are lifted in the daytime and closed down during the night. // 2009. Location: Playa Guachaca, near Tayrona National Park. Magdalena, Colombia. Area: 50m2 each. Client:Private. Team: Carlos Granada, Ana Hakim.

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El Río Guachaca nace en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta y desemboca en el Mar Caribe. En un terreno empinado pero con acceso directo a la playa del río, se propusieron una serie de módulos prefabricados que pudieran ser fácilmente instalados en un lugar con difi cultades de accesibilidad. Los métodos constructivos determinaronn la espacialidad para cada una de las unidades cuyo objetivo era tener 360 grados de vista a la selva tropical. De igual manera, el planteamiento urbanístico y de implantación de los volúmenes buscaba la integración de las cabañas al paisaje natural. Así, los pilotes de concreto, placas ligeras y marcos de madera para ventanas y terrazas fueron el método propuesto para este lugar. Por último, el sistema fue pensado para optimizar la fl exibilidad de la fachada en función del confort térmico, pues estos páneles pivotantes podrían abrirse de día y cerrarse de noche. // 2has de urbanismo, 50m2 por casa | 2009. Equipo: Carlos Granada, Ana Hakim. Cliente: Privado. Lugar: Playa Guachaca, cerca al PNN Tayrona. Magdalena, Colombia.

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