Macarena Chiriboga

Gregorio Avanzini

Macarena Chiriboga completed her Architecture Masters Degree in Savannah College of Art and Design.  Her master thesis in bamboo, ¨Going back to the Origins” won her best thesis award which encouraged her journey: Taking bamboo to the next level.

Hired to work in Bali for one of the most recognized sustainable projects today, Green Village. Macarena designed the luxury homes 99 percent with bamboo.  The houses have changed completely the way people view this material winning her an article in the New York Times and Herald Tribune.

Encouraged to implement the knowledge back to her country Ecuador she moved to Quito  and opened the firm M+S STUDIO.  Taking advantage of the amazing bamboo Ecuador has to offer they have re invented bamboo and created a structure which won best Bonsai Museum in Latin America. Newspaper El Comercio has recognized Macarena as: “The Ecuadorian who elevates the use of bamboo.”