Hidden amongst dense vegetation on an orange, banana and cocoa farm, the rural cabin was designed by Salvador and Mera as a quiet retreat that would allow them to reconnect with nature.
Architecture student David Guambo also recently completed a wooden cabin in rural Ecuador, which is elevated on stilts and used as his own studio.
In Quito, Ecuadorian studio El Sindicato Arquitectura built a 12-square-metre parasitic structure atop an existing building. Despite its small footprint, it has a bathroom, kitchen, bed, storage and space for eating, working and socialising, all within its 12-square-metre footprint.
Photography is by JAG Studio.
Architects: Diana Salvador, Javier Mera
Bioclimatic engineering: Grace Yépez, Nicolas Salmon
Structural engineering: Patricio Cevallos
Furniture: Juan Subía
Project coordinator and constructor: Diana Salvador