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Selva Alegre

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationQuito, Ecuador
CompanyLeppanen Anker Arquitectura
Lead ArchitectGabriela Anker
Design TeamAaron Leppanen, Gabriela Anker, Veronica Burbano, Camila Burbano, Sofia Chavez, Ana Belen Acurio, Carolina Rodriguez, Janina Sanchez, Kevin Aragon, Gabriela Valdez Caroline Dieden

Selva Alegre takes inspiration from the surrounding environment, the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. This wooden house is located away from the city, in an open landscape ideal for a retreat space. Our concept was to return to the roots of the hacienda house typology in terms of form and material but with a modern twist. This strategy resulted in a continuous wavy blanket which gently protects the program below it. The main spaces are opened towards the different views through prefabricated laminated beams whose curvature frames the visuals, creating a symbiosis between the context and the house.