Project size: 4,600 square feet

Program: The architect was tasked with designing a single-family house that would respectfully respond to its context within a residential neighborhood, and that would be suitable for the tropical setting.

Location: Samborondón, Ecuador

Solution: Responding to the climate, the house has large wood-covered eaves that generate shadow. A double-height interior courtyard enhances the integration with the exterior.

Construction and materials: Throughout both the interior and the exterior, the house’s material palette comprises wood, marble, metal, and concrete.


Additional Information

Completion date: 2016

Gross square footage: 4,600 square feet

Total project cost: Withheld

Client/Owner: Withheld




Jannina Cabal Arquitectos

Plaza Lagos Town Center
Samborondón – Ecuador

Phone Number: +593 04 5037335


Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

Jannina Cabal - Principal
Alejandra López - Architectural Design Team
Katherine Robalino  - Interior Designer Team


Interior designer:

Jannina Cabal Arquitectos


General contractor:

Inmobiliaria Velasco



Juan Alberto Andrade + Cuqui Rodríguez - JAG Studio (



Landscape: Intemperie Studio

Lighting: Integral Iluminación

Acoustical: Integral Iluminación





Exterior Cladding

Precast concrete: Castaa Concrete

Interior Finishes

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Kitchen and bathroom cabinets: Madeval

Floor and wall tile: Practices


Office furniture: The home was staged by Meridith Baer


Dimming system or other lighting controls: Lutron