Local architectural studio Estudio Felipe Escudero drew thematic inspiration from a globally recognized and endearing form of human interaction for its curved house. Located in a residential neighborhood in Quito, the house created by the design firm was created to amplify the coziness of the interior, creating a contrast with the outside and providing a privacy-oriented layout. As a result, Estudio Felipe Escudero designed a curved house that is made to mimic "the physical form of a hug."
In the inspiration alone, the structure communicates safety and security, traits that are subtly met by the concrete walls that instill a type of harshness and are low maintenance. The exterior walls are formed with wooden boards and, thus, they are "textured with [their] imprints," giving the curved house a more personal feel.