This building was designed for a lady who had lived for most of her life in this spot, and wanted to give each child of hers an apartment so that the family could continue to live in the traditional Asuncion neighborhood she grew up in.
The property is in a corner, creating a trapeze with the Lapacho trees that had been planted by her husband on one of the sidewalks. We implanted a volume parallel to the trees so that the children’s units could open towards them.
The building has an underground parking space, a common area in the bottom floor, and six floors of spacious apartments; the owner kept a penthouse in the rooftop, where she frequently entertains her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The building’s main façade creates an octagon with a great water mirror, giving the project some hierarchy. In order to minimize the necessary volume, the floors were marked with white beams.
A setback was placed around the whole perimeter so as to protect the spaces from the sun and rain, thus reinforcing the planes’ horizontality.
Year of project: 2008
Year of construction: 2010
Construction area: 8550 m2
Construction Company: AGB Constructora
Collaborators: Architects Leticia Benza, Julio Fernández and Maida Benítez
Location: Asuncion, Paraguay