Breezy, Hammock-Shaped Paraguayan Home is the Perfect Place for an Afternoon Siesta

by , 09/23/13

Javier Corvalán, Laboratorio de Arquitectura, curvy home, Casa Hamaca, Paraguay, Catenary Curve, reclaimed materials, bricked wall, galvanized iron roof, Architecture, Daylighting, Recycled Materials

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.

+ Javier Corvalán

Via Plataforma Arquitectura

Photos by Andrea Parisi

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