Overlooking the site of Ecuador's first human settlements, the El Guarango House is a hilltop weekend retreat. The home resides between two large brick columns made from soil and clay found around the property and handcrafted on-site. Between the two pillars are a pair of bedrooms and an open living area. The interior aesthetic is driven by an industrial palette of concrete floors, a wood ceiling, and the exposed brick. Black framed sliding glass doors highlight the landscape for the exterior while also expanding the inside to a covered terrace that affords views over the Inga Valley and to the Ecuadorean Andes in the distance.
Photos: Sebastián Crespo / SOMA