The Clover House Features a Minimal Concrete Exterior

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 19, 2014
References: felipeescudero & dezeen
Architect Felipe Escudero designed the 'Clover House,' a single-storey home perched at an altitude of 3,600 meters atop Ecuador's Chimborazo mountain. The curvaceous stone silhouette resembles the shape of a clover, thus earning the home its name.

The three exterior "petals" of the clover shape translate into three interior wings of the home. The largest wing contains three bedrooms and their accompanying bathrooms, and the smaller two accommodate the social spaces: living, kitchen and dining areas. The exterior spaces between the wings are bridged by outdoor terraces.

The home was specifically designed to weather the high altitudes and extreme weather conditions that are characteristic of the Andes mounrtain range. The architects also ensured that the exterior walls allow as much natural light into the home as possible.