They Needed More Office Space—But Just a Little Bit More

As their family grew, a couple in Guayaquil, Ecuador, transformed their work-from-home space into an office closer to the outdoors.
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In mid-2022, Juan Alberto Andrade, an architect and architectural photographer, and Cuqui Rodríguez, a communications professional with a self-described "architectural soul," were expecting a child. It wasn’t the Ecuadorean couple’s first collaboration: Since 2016, they’ve worked together through their Guayaquil-based architectural photography firm, JAG Studio, traveling around the country for photo shoots and taking on projects both locally and abroad. When at home, they lived and worked in a three-story multifamily building in what Juan calls the "messy but beautiful" Puerto Azul neighborhood.

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