This isn’t an easy reading website nor a space for boring people.
The development and evaluation of any of the urban prescriptions listed here have been complex processes and full of interrelationships. We continue interchanging political negotiations with urban alegality.
And, of course, constructing together the network of Arquitecturas Colectivas that offers the information, protocols and beers to the collectives and individuals that want to assume responsabilities.

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Recetas Urbanas
desde 2007 a la actualidad

Bibliotecas Creactivas

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This project has been developed thanks to the invitation of the Spanish Embassy in Quito, and thanks to Mundo Juvenil, they gave to many collectives the chance to share energies for a common wealth project. The activities were developed by four collectives as: Tranvía Cero (Ecuador), Al Borde (Ecuador), Makea Tu Vida (Spain) and obviously Recetas Urbanas. 

During ten days we designed and built the first children's library in Ecuador, using recycled furniture to equip a more than 200m2 area. Starting from a very incoherent assortments of used materials and elements such as bouncy castle, metallic structures with different sizes and shapes, plenty of left-over fabri, easels, blackboards, chairs, wires, pallets, wheels etc. Everything helped to accommodate the initial space to the use requirements, such as constructing more than thirty five solutions of furniture and storage.

Evaluation and Protocols

The project, designed jointly by almost thirty people, became an amount of different ideas, developed through the generosity and the respect due in a collective process, in this case the children were just the users of this small world created by adults.

Budgets and Resources


Internal Communication


Pasaje Rumipamba

Quito, Pichincha


Reusing Materials





Project Data Sheet