In Huaquillas, a town in the province of El Oro, on Ecuador's border with Peru, this project of Fundación Comunidad Solidaria y Farmacias Mia transformed an insalubrious space into something decent for a family that makes a living collecting recyclable objects. Enclosed in lattices incorporating the word 'Recicla,' the wooden construction includes a dwelling upstairs that is flexible, with movable panels making it possible to reconfigure it as needed. The composition of six modules – each measuring 12 square meters – presents a ground floor with three rooms that serve as spaces for storing and classifying the objects salvaged by the family. Rainwater sliding down the large sloping roof is collected in gutters.

Fotos cortesía de Natura Futura Arquitectura + Frontera Sur Arquitectura