Five of the best houses in Ecuador on Dezeen

We’ve rounded up five residences in Ecuador that architects have designed to celebrate the small South American country’s local materials and climate. Casa El Cortijo by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos A zig-zagging roofline covered in red bricks defines this house in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil, which is popular for its proximity to the Galapagos Islands. […]

El Sindicato builds tiny Casa Parásito on a rooftop in Ecuador

Ecuadorian studio El Sindicato Arquitectura has built a 12-square-metre parasitic structure atop a building in Quito. Casa Parásito, which translates as Parasite House, occupies a small space on the roof of an existing building located in the San Juan neighbourhood of Ecuador’s capital. The house, which attaches to the slab of the existing structure via […]

Wooden shutters shade Edificio Criba apartments in Ecuador by Rama Estudio

Rama Estudio has fronted this apartment block in Ambato, Ecuador with wooden louvres to encourage interactions between residents and passersby. Edificio Criba is located in the residential neighbourhood of San Antonio. Rama Estudio, an architecture firm with offices in Quito, designed the property to improve the area’s street life, which it says has been in […]

BIG designs EPIQ tower for Quito covered in earthy coloured tiles

Architecture firm BIG has unveiled its second project for Ecuador’s capital city: a mixed-use tower feature two curved blocks covered in  herringbone-patterned cladding and pockets of greenery.  Revealed today, BIG‘s mixed-used EPIQ tower was developed in collaboration with Quito’s Uribe & Schwarzkopf. It marks BIG’s second project in the city after the IQON tower, which was […]

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