House Among the Trees
As is sometimes the case, this project was an example of a divergent compound client; that is, a husband and wife with differing ideas: he imagined a “modern box” house, while she was looking for something warmer and more traditional. Our challenge was establishing a middle ground between both expectations.
Located within a family condominium, the property had a lot of medium and large-sized trees, which we decided to keep. We ended up taking the “box” idea to generate a compendium of volumes that were inserted amongst the trees.
Each “box” is a different area within the household, and in order to set one apart from the other, each one displays a different height and size, corresponding to its assigned function. The variety of colors applied to the “boxes”, as well as the stone linings on some of them, provide the warmth the wife desired.
On the bottom floor, big doors integrate all of the spaces amongst themselves, linking the gardens with the property’s entire perimeter. On the top floor, four suite bedrooms and three balconies allow for expansions that match the height of the treetops.
Year of project: 2013
Year of construction: 2014
Construction area: 420 m2
Construction Company: Da Vinci Ingeniería
Collaborators: Architects Leticia Benza, Laura Barboza and Romina Yegros
Location: Luque, Paraguay