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Azure Magazine November December 2022 Cover: The Residential Interiors Issue

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“People think smaller spaces are easier to design, but they are actually super challenging,” says María José Váscones, one-half of the design duo behind Doméstico, a “habitable artifact” that condenses domestic activities into one organizing element. The pair chose the word “artifact” because they see the Doméstico micro-living solution as an object that inserts itself inside an existing space. “It’s not part of the architecture but becomes a part of it once placed within it,” explains Juan Alberto Andrade, who works alongside Váscones in Guayaquil, the largest city and chief port in Ecuador.

A view of Domestico with the bed pulled down in the micro living scenario
The inaugural version of Doméstico is installed in a 27.5-square-metre apartment in Ecuador. Its designers, María José Váscones and...
Introducing A Micro-Living Solution Called Doméstico

Designers María José Váscones and Juan Alberto Andrade recently installed the small-living solution for the (ultra-organized) big-city dweller in a tiny Quito apartment.

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