THE COLLECTIVE CITY

In mountainous Quito, Ecuador, a group of collaborative architects are creating disjointed structures that, in responding to their unsteady terrain, are a new model in cooperative building.

By Michael Snyder Photographs by Ana Topoleanu
PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS | ON ARCHITECTURE


BEFORE THEY STARTED building Casa Pitaya, a country house on the rainy western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, the architects José María Sáez, Florencia Sobrero and Martín Real presented their clients with an image that would guide them through two...

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