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Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
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Plus(+) House in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador by WE Architects

January 25th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

WE Architects developed the +House as one big terrace overlooking the breathtaking beach of manta as part of a competition.

Plus House

Plus House

  • Architects: WE architecture
  • Assignment: Invited competition
  • Type: Summer Housing Project
  • Clients: Puerto Cayo, Orascom Development
  • Size: 300 m2
  • Place: Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
  • Year: 2010
  • Status: Idea
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Hermanus Neikamp, Nora Fossum, Søren Thiesen, Cassandra Nakashima, Katarzyna Nycz, Jorge Cortes De Castro, Lena Rasmussen


The house is formed at a plus or a cross, where one of the boxes is placed perpendicular on the coast line, following the terrain down the slope and the other is places along the same high of the hill crossing the other box in the middle.


The open/public programs such as living room, dining and entrance is placed in the box following the slope down. In this grand open space you have the overview of the hole house, giving you feeling of living on a hill side, where the spaces is slowly stepping down the slope toward the beach.


The other box, following the same high level serve as one big terrace. It houses more private functional units as bedrooms and bathrooms.

The functional units are placed as closed wooden boxes on the terrace, overlooking the beach. In close connection to the sloping box and the dining area inside, there is a pool on one side, overlooking the beautiful beach. And the other side has an outdoor kitchen and dining area.


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