Situated between the forest and the sea in Ecuador, the Casa Don Juan utilizes a funnel-shaped design to take advantage of both views. The hilltop dwelling is made from a pair of fiber cement volumes, orientated to the east and west. On the wide openings on either end, glazed panels fill the double-height walls allowing for expansive views looking out to the ocean and the surrounding vegetation. While the form provides the best vistas, it also allows for cross ventilation. Its interior is clad in native woods and consists of open living spaces on the ground floor while the lofted sleeping areas are afforded an elevated angle of the dual scenery.
Photos: JAG Studio / Emilio Lopez