Clover-shaped house by Felipe Escudero built near Chimborazo mountain

Sitting at an altitude of 3,600 metres, the single-storey house is located near Chimborazo mountain, which Turner described as “a golden land” in his 1916 poem. The largest of the wings accommodates a trio of bedrooms with accompanying bathrooms, while the other two contain a living space and a combined   kitchen and dining room. Concept diagramAt 6,268 metres Chimborazo, an inactive volcano, is the highest peak in Ecuador. Interior wall surfaces   are plastered and painted white, while flooring is wooden. “The plan of the house accepts the traditional Latin American approach to divide the sleeping from the living and from the kitchen. Large windows were also added to frame views of the mountain landscape. Turner’s poem describes how as a young boy he was mesmerised by the romantic names of mountains in the Americas and starts: “When I was but thirteen or so I went into a golden land; Chimborazo, Cotopaxi took me by the hand”. Architect Felipe Escudero designed and built this clover-shaped house near the Ecuadorian mountain immortalised in the Walter J Turner poem Romance (+ slideshow). Escudero constructed   the house himself, with help from local builders. Related story: Case-Real’s House in Nagatoro sits at the base of a mountainFelipe Escudero named the project Clover House, and it features a curvaceous concrete form with three petal-shaped wings. These elements are organised and connected by a single continuous wall that takes on a variety of geometries,” he added.

Updated: 20.12.2014 — 11:06