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Jose Maria Saez

Jose Maria Saez is an architect, born in Ávila, Spain, graduated from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Specialist in Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture and in Rehabilitation of facilities. He lives in Quito, Ecuador since 1994. Winner of the Prize for the Best Young Work of the Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism of Lisbon 2008 for 'Casa Pentimento', which also received the National Architectural Design Award at the XV Pan American Biennial of Architecture of Quito 2006.

Founding professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Arts of the Universidad Católica de Quito. Guest professor at several universities in Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, Spain and the United States. Designer and consultant on issues related to the preservation of historic centres.


SÁEZ, J. M., et al. (2016). How can we stop the sewage? Interaction between Theory and Practice in Civil Engineering and Construction.

Relevant Information:

"Dwell" magazine article - Casa Pentimento

Inhabitat. Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks

ARQ: Dos casa en Quito (Only available in Spanish)

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