My SachaJi is a pioneer of sustainable architecture in Ecuador
We practise what we teach
One of My SachaJi’s key objectives is to show our guests that it is possible to live in spaces that are both environmentally sensitive and aesthetically pleasing, as well as comfortable and contemporary. Throughout the design and construction process, architect and owner Maria Teresa Ponce focused on creating the least environmental impact possible.
Bricks were made from the earth excavated at the site, used tires below floor slabs were used as thermal and seismic insulation, green roofs were used to reduce CO2 emissions and trap heat inside, a rain re-collection system was created, and for each wooden door, a tree of that same species was planted on site. These are just a few details that make My SachaJi a true homage to nature.
The curved forms in the architecture follow a soothing feng shui principle that states that energy moves in flowing paths. The undulating façades look towards the volcano and lake, and onto the setting sun, bringing warmth into the rooms, and providing a stunning perspective from every angle.