Casa Mirador is a private residence completed by AR+C in 2013.
It is located in Guayllabamba, Quito Canton, Ecuador.
Casa Mirador by AR+C:
“The project is residence house of 140 m2 (1,507 ft2) located in Guayllabamba, Ecuador. The house is conceived as a continuation of nature to which is embedded inside the mountain. This green platform allows the preservation of a lookout site prior to constructions.
A perimeter contention wall composes the primary structure. An air chamber allows having a thermal comfort inside and protects from humidity.
The structure was calculated to resist about 20 cm (8 in) of vegetation on deck. Open skylights allow cross-ventilation and communication from the house to the deck.”
Photos by: Lorena Darquea