Built in a family’s property in the country, this house was designed following the concept of a weekend house for a couple with adult children. After proving that the house truthfully responded to the objective of enjoying a repairing rest on free days, the couple later decided to turn it into their permanent residence.
Given the property’s generous dimensions, we proposed a single-level house that would horizontally match the natural framework; however, the owner wanted a bedroom on a second floor, from which he could see the tops of the trees he planted 30 years ago with his wife. On the other hand, the wife had a very transparent front and rear façade in mind, from a house she had seen before, which would allow the owners to contemplate the view from any point of the house.
We based ourselves on what they were both looking for, the residential link with the garden. Thus, the project ended up being very horizontal, but with the bedroom sector as counterpoint, allowing for the back Lapacho trees to remain uncovered by the building.
They also wanted slanted roofs and an American style; which resulted in a very luminous, transparent, and fresh house, contrasted by the dark cover.
We divided the project’s architectural planning into two blocks: the social part, very horizontal and oriented from north to south; and the intimate part, vertical, with the guest bedrooms at the lower level, and the main bedroom on the top floor. Two blocks at counterpoint, connected by a glass-covered space that serves as a ‘winter courtyard’, and houses a temperature-controlled pool, as well as a relaxing area for the sauna.
Year of project: 2011
Year of construction: 2012
Construction area: 395 m2
Construction Company: PRO SA
Collaborator: Architect Leticia Benza
Location: Luque, Paraguay