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Houses in Ecuador: 10 Homes Designed Around Courtyards

Houses in Ecuador: 10 Homes Designed Around Courtyards

Quinta López Cordero / Astudillo + Proaño. Image House Among Trees / El Sindicato Arquitectura. Image Loma House / Iván Quizhpe Arquitectos. Image House in La Marca / Marco Salazar Valle. Image + 21

Inner courtyards and gardens can provide many benefits, such as natural light, better ventilation, and increased contact with nature without losing privacy. 

Inner courtyards are areas that are open to the sky and located in the center of a building, partially or wholly surrounded by walls or terraces. These areas can play a vital role in the layout of a house.

Sometimes inner courtyards may act as a kind of lung for the surrounding rooms; in other cases, they may function as guides to create passages, connecting and organizing the communal and private areas of the house.

Here is a selection of ten houses in Ecuador that explore courtyards or inner gardens as a structuring element of the project.

Quinta López Cordero / Astudillo + Proaño (in Spanish)

  • Location: Cañar, Ecuador
  • Year: 2011

Quinta López Cordero / Astudillo + Proaño. Image
Quinta López Cordero / Astudillo + Proaño. Image
Quinta López Cordero / Astudillo + Proaño. Image Cortesía de Astudillo + Proaño
Quinta López Cordero / Astudillo + Proaño. Image Cortesía de Astudillo + Proaño

Cotacachi House / Arquitectura X

  • Location: Cotacachi, Ecuador
  • Year: 2012

Cotacachi House / Arquitectura X. Image
Cotacachi House / Arquitectura X. Image
Cotacachi House / Arquitectura X. Image © Sebastián Crespo
Cotacachi House / Arquitectura X. Image © Sebastián Crespo

Loma House / Iván Quizhpe Arquitectos

  • Location: Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Year:  2013

Loma House / Iván Quizhpe Arquitectos. Image
Loma House / Iván Quizhpe Arquitectos. Image
Loma House / Iván Andrés Quizhpe. Image © Sebastián Crespo
Loma House / Iván Andrés Quizhpe. Image © Sebastián Crespo

JS-DM House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos (in Spanish)

  • Location: Tumbaco, Ecuador
  • Year: 2013

JS-DM House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos. Image
JS-DM House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos. Image
JS-DM House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos. Image © Sebastián Crespo
JS-DM House / Diez+Muller Arquitectos. Image © Sebastián Crespo

House on a Ravine / Diez + Muller Arquitectos (in Spanish)

  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Year: 2017

House on a Ravine / Diez + Muller Arquitectos. Image
House on a Ravine / Diez + Muller Arquitectos. Image
House on a Ravine / Diez + Muller Arquitectos. Image © Sebastián Crespo
House on a Ravine / Diez + Muller Arquitectos. Image © Sebastián Crespo

Tacuri House / Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos

  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Year: 2017

Tacuri House / Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos. Image
Tacuri House / Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos. Image
Tacuri House / Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos. Image © BICUBIK
Tacuri House / Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos. Image © BICUBIK

The House of Silence / Natura Futura Arquitectura

  • Location: Quevedo, Ecuador
  • Year: 2019

The House of Silence / Natura Futura Arquitectura. Image
The House of Silence / Natura Futura Arquitectura. Image
The House of Silence / Natura Futura Arquitectura. Image © Lorena Darquea
The House of Silence / Natura Futura Arquitectura. Image © Lorena Darquea

House Among Trees / El Sindicato Arquitectura

  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Year: 2019

House Among Trees / El Sindicato Arquitectura. Image
House Among Trees / El Sindicato Arquitectura. Image
House Among Trees / El Sindicato Arquitectura. Image © Andrés Villota
House Among Trees / El Sindicato Arquitectura. Image © Andrés Villota

House in La Marca / Marco Salazar Valle

  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Year: 2019

House in La Marca / Marco Salazar Valle. Image
House in La Marca / Marco Salazar Valle. Image
House in La Marca / Marco Salazar Valle. Image © Marco Salazar Valle
House in La Marca / Marco Salazar Valle. Image © Marco Salazar Valle

6M House / Jannina Cabal

  • Location: Samborondón, Ecuador
  • Year: 2019

6M House / Jannina Cabal. Image
6M House / Jannina Cabal. Image
6M House / Jannina Cabal. Image © JAG Studio
6M House / Jannina Cabal. Image © JAG Studio

Check out more indoor courtyards in Brazil, projects in Mexico that merge the interior with the exterior, as well as other houses in Ecuador.

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Cite: Maiztegui, Belén. "Houses in Ecuador: 10 Homes Designed Around Courtyards" [Patios Interiores en casas de Ecuador: ejemplos en planta de jardines que organizan las viviendas] 18 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. (Trans. Duduch, Tarsila) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/953421/houses-in-ecuador-10-homes-designed-around-courtyards> ISSN 0719-8884
The House of Silence / Natura Futura Arquitectura. Image © Lorena Darquea

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