Daniel Moreno Flores creates hanging-tile screen as entrance to illustrator’s home near Quito

Tiles strung on steel cables and an inverted roof are among the quirky design features of this home designed by architect Daniel Moreno Flores on the outskirts of Quito. Casa de las Tejas Voladoras, or House of Flying Tiles, was completed last year in the town of Pifo for Ecuadorian illustrator Emilia Andrade. It draws […]

Jean Nouvel designs lush Acquarela community for Ecuador

French architect Jean Nouvel has designed a sprawling, stone-clad residential development for the outskirts of Quito that echoes its mountainous surroundings. Ateliers Jean Nouvel has created Acquarela for Cumbayá, a rural area east of the Ecuadorian capital, in collaboration with local architectural developer Uribe & Schwarzkopf. The project will comprise nine residential blocks wrapped by […]

Rama Estudio embeds Casa Patios into rural Ecuadorian landscape

Two stone-walled volumes with grassy roofs are embedded into a rural site in Ecuador to form this house, designed by Quito’s Rama Estudio. Casa Patios is secondary family home located in Lasso, a small rural municipality in the province of Cotopaxi. It comprises two offset volumes that are partially sunken into the landscape, with a […]

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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