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Ecuadorian Document Captures Emerging Trend Characterized by Conscious Use of Local Resources

12:00 - 9 September, 2017

In recent years Ecuadorian architecture has been producing interesting concepts that are characterized by high standard design outcomes based on the conscious use of local resources. This type of practice is led by a generation that puts collective work and social values above individualities, in order to develop a "do a lot with little" style of architecture.

Culunco House / AL BORDE

15:00 - 5 April, 2016
Culunco House / AL BORDE, © Sebastián Coral
© Sebastián Coral

© Sebastián Coral © Elaine González © Sebastián Coral © Sebastián Coral + 35

Esperanza Dos / AL BORDE

00:00 - 19 April, 2012
Esperanza Dos / AL BORDE, © Sebastián Melo
© Sebastián Melo

© Sebastián Melo © Sebastián Melo © Sebastián Melo © Andrea Vargas + 18

  • Architects

    Al Borde - David Barragán, Pascual Gangotena& Esteban Benavides
  • Location

    Manabi, Ecuador
  • Collaborator

    Grace Pozo
  • Constructor

    AL Borde & Volunteers & Community
  • Budget

    US$ 700, all the community material and all the work of the volunteers and community
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Greenhouse Atelier / al bordE

00:00 - 3 September, 2010
Greenhouse Atelier / al bordE, © Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador
© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador

© Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador © Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador © Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador © Pascual Gangotena & Iñigo Salvador + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Machachi, Ecuador
  • Architect

    Pascual Gangotena
  • Technical Advisor

    Bolívar Romero, Rammed Earth Specialist
  • Client

    Iñigo Salvador
  • Builder

    Pascual Gangotena & Miguel Ramos
  • Infographics

    David Barragán & Esteban Benavides
  • Area

    61.95 m2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Nueva Esperanza School / al bordE

00:00 - 7 January, 2010
Nueva Esperanza School / al bordE, © Esteban Cadena
© Esteban Cadena

© Esteban Cadena © Esteban Cadena © Esteban Cadena © Esteban Cadena + 47

  • Architects

    David Barragán & Pascual Gangotena
  • Location

    El Cabuyal, Manabí, Ecuador
  • Collaborators

    Xavier Mera, José Antonio Vivanco y Estefanía Jácome
  • Client

    Felipe Gangotena, The Teacher
  • Contractor

    al bordE arquitectos, Pascual Gangotena, volunteers and the community of El Cabuyal
  • Area

    36.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Entre Muros House / al bordE

00:00 - 10 September, 2009
Entre Muros House / al bordE

Entre Muros House / al bordE Entre Muros House / al bordE Entre Muros House / al bordE Entre Muros House / al bordE + 41

  • Architects

    David Barragán y Pascual Gangotena
  • Location

    Quito DC, Ecuador
  • Technical Advisor

    Arq. Bolívar Romero, Rammed Earth specialist
  • Client

    Sra. Carla Flor
  • Contractor

    Sr. Miguel Ramos
  • Constructed area

    180 sqm
  • Area

    5.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008