Brief 

Orense Arquitectos, based in Ecuador, has designed a concrete house on an island with an entrance composed of two layers. “The double facade absorbs you and achieves its protective function of blocking direct solar light and exterior distractions,” said Orense Arquitectos.

 

Insight

Opaque concrete walls and wooden lattices enclose a family house on an island in Guayaquil designed by Ecuadorian practice Orense Arquitectos to feel tranquil and secluded.

Mocoli House is located on Isla Mocolí, a small island n the town of Samborondón, in the metropolitan region of Guayaquil.Designed by local firm Orense Arquitectos, the 460-square-metre residence is meant to provide privacy and relief from the tensions of day-to-day life.

“The owners understood that their home had to be a space with privacy, lucidity and harmony,” said the studio.U-shaped in plan, the two-storey house sits on a flat, rectangular site.

Facades consist of exposed concrete, white stucco and warm-toned teak wood. The street-facing walls lack windows, giving the home an inward-facing quality.

 

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