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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,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

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BAUEN was very concerned to ensure that this eco-luxe home [3] 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 [4], yet the earth will insulate the home to ensure optimum temperatures year-round.

Natural materials [5] 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 [6], we like the impact, and the home overall.

+ BAUEN [1]

Via Arch Daily [7]

Photos by Marcelo Jiménez, Mónica Matiauda

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URLs in this post:

[1] BAUEN Architects: http://www.bauen.com.py/v2/arquitectura.htm

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/two-homes-tucked-in-the-ground-are-topped-with-sweeping-arched-roofs-in-paraguay/two-houses-by-bauen-2/?extend=1

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

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

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

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

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

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