The contracting clients, in this case, a group of foreign investors, asked us for a project that would take advantage of Paraguay’s climate, with spaces that would be exposed to the exterior, for the young workers living in the neighborhood.
We decided to split the building into two blocks: one in the front and one in the counter façade, leaving vertical circulations between them, and generating a central courtyard, simulating a private plaza. This courtyard, in turn, gives way to horizontal circulations that serve as accesses to the units, as was the case for the traditional hallways in colonial houses. This is how we managed to illuminate and ventilate the main spaces of more units, and answer to our clients’ request.
The formal and esthetic resolution is very simple and synthetic; the beams were left at plain sight, with lots of glass and some iron and wood, give it a fresh, yet warm atmosphere.
The garage is located both underground and at the ground floor. Above this, six floors distribute into studios, one and two-bedroom apartments.
Year of project: 2015
Year of construction: 2017
Construction area: 6500 m2
Construction Company: JCA Constructora
Collaborators: Architects Leticia Benza, Astrid Lurman, and Giselle Montanholi
Location: Asuncion, Paraguay