P&P Architects has designed Casa Gutierrez for a recently married young couple in El Salvador. A house is a place without life. A home is the representation of the dream and aspiration of a family, their habits, their desires, their traditions and memories that the expected harvest. Therefore, the architect must be very careful not to portray himself in each work, but always leaves a piece of himself, and should always give priority to the group of people who live every day in space question.
The architects has analyzed the owner social and personal habits in addition to the personal tastes of each of the components of this new family. Intensively discussed the structure of a typical house in El Salvador, the importance of the traditional spaces were for the couple and interlinkages between them should exist.
Communication and visual separation between the spaces offered by the house will be especially meaningful for the family later. Allow an interesting coexistence between members of different ages, providing the famous phrase “together, but not stirred” some days greatly appreciated by teens and concerned parents.
Architect: Juan Carlos Paredes, P & P Architects
Location: La Libertad, El Salvador
Design Team: Myrna Munoz
Structural Engineering: Carlos Kerrinckx
Client: Family Gutiérrez Escolán
Surface area: 1470 m2
Built surface: 450 mt2
Design Year: 2007
Year built: 2008
Photo: Eleonora Salaverria