South American architect Javier Corvalán (from Laboratorio de Arquitectura) knows how sultry the weather in Paraguay can be, so he designed this unusual-looking home to be both shady and breezy. Casa Hamaca has a small, private area in the back that opens up to a well-ventilated porch for relaxing and contemplating nature. The home is made of materials rescued from nearby construction sites, and its bizarre shape pays homage to the classic Paraguayan hammock.
Casa Hamaca’s structure was built to follow the form of the classic Catenary Curve. Located in hot and humid Paraguay, the home measures 860 square feet and it is open to the elements. The project’s name refers to its shape, which is reminiscent of a hanging hammock – the ideal place for relaxing and enjoying long siestas.
Two pairs of parallel brick walls support a curved galvanized sheet that makes up the roof, while several hanging stones help balance the structure. The home was constructed from a variety of standard materials left over from construction sites in the area. Casa Hamaca is a unique geometric dwelling that provides the perfect place to chill out and enjoy Paraguay’s nature.
Photos by Andrea Parisi