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Young Architect Builds Awesome Green Retirement Home for Her Mum in Uruguay
It’s hard to believe but Casa Abierta (2011) is Buenos Aires-born Rosario Talevi’s first built house. Constructed two years ago, this gorgeous two story shelter takes inspiration from both Japanese and Nordic aesthetics. The functional and well organized minimal interiors feature plenty of hidden storage and objects, like Noguchi’s flat pack lamp brought back from a trip to NYC.
The kitchen is part of the open breeze living area, as well as the core of this all-women home. Built from FSC-certified Pinus elliottii and Eucalyptus grown in nearby Brasil, the spaces are filled with natural light and crossed ventilation flows from both huge and tiny windows. Most food is sourced from a local organic farm and leftovers are returned to the land thanks to a nearby compost heap.
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