Pindus is an 8 unit residential condo located in the Cumbaya valley outside of Quito, Ecuador. This project focuses on the experimentation of materials and construction methodologies. We want to counter the limiting trends of materials used in façade construction (within Ecuador). By incorporating wood (an unaccustomed façade material in Ecuador) and applying the special Japanese treatment of Yakisugi, we are able to naturally treat and protect the wood for its longevity.
Pindus is a mountain house typology. We are separating the main volume from the mountain, and raising the parking to reduce impact on site and excavation. This elevation/separation of the main volume also enhances the flow of natural light and ventilation into the apartments.