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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
Two homes tucked into a sloping plot in Paraguay are topped with sweeping arched roofs that match the lay of the land. Located in Luque, the site-specific design by BAUEN Architects is beautifully integrated within a verdant green landscape, while a host of natural finishings both inside and out add a luxurious but still sustainable final touch.
BAUEN was very concerned to ensure that this eco-luxe home  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 , yet the earth will insulate the home to ensure optimum temperatures year-round.
Natural materials  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 , we like the impact, and the home overall.
+ BAUEN 
Via Arch Daily 
Photos by Marcelo Jiménez, Mónica Matiauda
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URLs in this post:
 eco-luxe home: http://inhabitat.com/eco-luxe-spanish-farmhouse-lures-vacationers-with-mediterranean-views-and-on-site-farm/
 a hobbit cave: http://inhabitat.com/extraordinary-off-grid-hobbit-home-in-wales-only-cost-3000-to-build/
 Natural materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-materials/
 soft curvilinear lines: http://inhabitat.com/tag/curvilinear-design/
 + BAUEN: http://www.bauen.com.py/v2/arquitectura.htm
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/278600/two-houses-bauen/
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