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  7. Corallo House / PAZ Arquitectura

Corallo House / PAZ Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 21 March, 2012
Corallo House / PAZ Arquitectura
Corallo House / PAZ Arquitectura, © Andres Asturias
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Rosalía, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Architect in Charge

    Alejandro Paz
  • Collaborators

    Axel Mendoza, Gabriel Rodriguez, Alex Titus, Mario Roberto Paz, Claudia Pezarozzi, Wolfgang Schoenbeck
  • Landscape Design

    Pokorny y Valencia, Arquitectura de Paisaje
  • Structure Design

    Consultores Estructurales
  • Construction

    Conarq / Paz Arquitectura
  • Area

    747.5 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Located on a dense hillside forest in the Santa Rosalía area of Guatemala City, Corallo House integrates the existing forest into the layout of the house. It merges nature into the architectural intervention. The design process began with the aim to preserve the existing trees, in order to have the trees interact with the living space.

© Andres Asturias
© Andres Asturias

The floor plan is free of columns and the changes in level adapt to the existing topography. Both façades are mostly glass in order to connect the interior to the exterior. The main structural component is exposed concrete, which shows the rustic texture of the wood formwork, allowing a dialogue between the formal element and the textures of the forest.

plan 02
plan 02
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Corallo屋 / PAZ Arquitectura