Casa Jardin by Al Borde

A rural Ecuadorian house features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features a house in Ecuador with rammed-earth walls and a glass outhouse.

Architectural studio Al Borde meant to challenge standards of comfort with its design for The Casa Jardin, or Garden House.

Located in Conocoto, a rural area south of Ecuador's capital Quito, it was designed for a client who desired a home that felt seamless between inside and out.

Readers adore it, with one calling it "just about perfect".

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Other stories in this week's newsletter include a 29-square-metre micro-apartment in Belsize Park, London, an interview with London mayor Sadiq Khan and Herzog & de Meuron's design for an extension to the MKM Museum Küppersmühle in Duisburg, Germany.

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