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Two Homes Tucked in the Ground are Topped With Sweeping Arched Roofs in Paraguay

Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 10, 2012 @ 9:11 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Roof,Innovation,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

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BAUEN was very concerned to ensure that this eco-luxe home [1] in Paraguay would have a relatively small environmental footprint, so they tucked the majority of it underground. Tall double-height windows allow natural light to penetrate deep into what would otherwise be like a hobbit cave [2], yet the earth will insulate the home to ensure optimum temperatures year-round.

Natural materials [3] such as stone and wood harmonize with the rolling green hills and also give the house a rustic touch without sacrificing any creature comforts. The interior is relatively minimalist, and the two houses have a total footprint of 600 square meters. Although the bright blue pool and its sharp angles contrasts with the project’s otherwise soft curvilinear lines [4], we like the impact, and the home overall.

+ BAUEN [5]

Via Arch Daily [6]

Photos by Marcelo Jiménez, Mónica Matiauda

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URLs in this post:

[1] eco-luxe home: http://inhabitat.com/eco-luxe-spanish-farmhouse-lures-vacationers-with-mediterranean-views-and-on-site-farm/

[2] a hobbit cave: http://inhabitat.com/extraordinary-off-grid-hobbit-home-in-wales-only-cost-3000-to-build/

[3] Natural materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-materials/

[4] soft curvilinear lines: http://inhabitat.com/tag/curvilinear-design/

[5] + BAUEN: http://www.bauen.com.py/v2/arquitectura.htm

[6] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/278600/two-houses-bauen/

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