20 Brick Houses, 20 Years of Modern Architecture in Paraguay

20 Brick Houses, 20 Years of Modern Architecture in Paraguay

In Paraguay, brick can be many things. Walls, dividers, facades, sieves, vaults, floors, and pavement are just some of the many example that demonstrate, not only the variety of uses for brick, but the ingenuity of the architects who choose to utilize it in their projects.

Thanks to it's low cost, brick is widespread in Paraguayan architecture and is produced en masse throughout the country. Observing it's place in everyday life can be a great source of inspiration and innovation. 

In this article, we highlight a chronological selection of 20 brick houses designed by prominent architectural firms: Sergio Fanego + Gabinete de Arquitectura, Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura, - = + x -, Studio ELGUE, Lukas Fúster, Culata Jovái Group, José Cubilla, OCA, Mínimo Común Arquitectura, ArquitecTava, Arkstudio, and OMCM arquitectos.

2003 - Fanego House / Sergio Fanego + Gabinete de Arquitectura

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Fanego House / Sergio Fanego + Gabinete de Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Fanego House / Sergio Fanego + Gabinete de Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Fanego House / Sergio Fanego + Gabinete de Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli

2005 - Osypyte Single Family House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura

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Osypyte Single Family Residence / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura. Image © Leonardo Finotti
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Osypyte Single Family Residence / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura. Image © Leonardo Finotti
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Osypyte Single Family Residence / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura. Image © Leonardo Finotti

2009 - Las Bóvedas / - = + x -

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Las Bóvedas / - = + x -. Image © Leonardo Méndez
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Las Bóvedas / - = + x -. Image © Leonardo Méndez
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Las Bóvedas / - = + x -. Image © Leonardo Méndez

2009 - Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura

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Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura. Image © Andrea Parisi
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Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura. Image © Andrea Parisi
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Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura. Image © Andrea Parisi

2009 - Vivienda Mburicao / Estudio ELGUE

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Vivienda Mburicao / Estudio ELGUE. Image © Cecilia Román
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Vivienda Mburicao / Estudio ELGUE. Image © Cecilia Román
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Vivienda Mburicao / Estudio ELGUE. Image © Cecilia Román

2012 - Las Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas Fúster

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Las Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas Fúster. Image © Lauro Rocha
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Las Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas Fúster. Image © Lauro Rocha
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Las Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas Fúster. Image © Lauro Rocha

2013 - Ilona House / Grupo Culata Jovái

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Ilona House / Grupo Culata Jovái. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Ilona House / Grupo Culata Jovái. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Ilona House / Grupo Culata Jovái. Image © Federico Cairoli

2013 - Vivienda Pajarera / - = + x -

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Vivienda Pajarera / - = + x -. Image © Leonardo Méndez
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Vivienda Pajarera / - = + x -. Image © Leonardo Méndez
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Vivienda Pajarera / - = + x -. Image © Leonardo Méndez

2015 - Quincho Tía Coral / Gabinete de Arquitectura

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Quincho Tía Coral / Gabinete de Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Quincho Tía Coral / Gabinete de Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Quincho Tía Coral / Gabinete de Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli

2016 - Residence Ara Pytu / José Cubilla

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Residence Ara Pytu / José Cubilla. Image © Luis Ayala
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Residence Ara Pytu / José Cubilla. Image © Luis Ayala
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Residence Ara Pytu / José Cubilla. Image © Luis Ayala

2016 - Vivienda Takuru / José Cubilla

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Vivienda Takuru / José Cubilla. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Vivienda Takuru / José Cubilla. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Vivienda Takuru / José Cubilla. Image © Federico Cairoli

2016 - Vivienda Lui / OCA

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Vivienda Lui / OCA. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Vivienda Lui / OCA. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Vivienda Lui / OCA. Image © Federico Cairoli

2016 - Casa Ana / Mínimo Común Arquitectura

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Casa Ana / Mínimo Común Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Casa Ana / Mínimo Común Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Casa Ana / Mínimo Común Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli

2017 - Casa Patios / Equipo de Arquitectura + José Cubilla

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Casa Patios / Equipo de Arquitectura + José Cubilla. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Casa Patios / Equipo de Arquitectura + José Cubilla. Image © Leonardo Méndez
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Casa Patios / Equipo de Arquitectura + José Cubilla. Image © Leonardo Méndez

2017 - Casa Jota / Minimo Comun Arquitectura

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Casa Jota / Minimo Comun Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Casa Jota / Minimo Comun Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Casa Jota / Minimo Comun Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli

2017 - María Emilia House / Mínimo Común Arquitectura

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María Emilia House / Mínimo Común Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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María Emilia House / Mínimo Común Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli
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María Emilia House / Mínimo Común Arquitectura. Image © Federico Cairoli

2017 - Pa´ í Ñu / Grupo Culata Jovái

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Pa´ í Ñu / Grupo Culata Jovái. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Pa´ í Ñu / Grupo Culata Jovái. Image © Federico Cairoli
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Pa´ í Ñu / Grupo Culata Jovái. Image © Federico Cairoli

2018 - Villa Cerro Corá House / ArquitecTava + Grupo Culata Jovai

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Villa Cerro Corá House / ArquitecTava + Grupo Culata Jovai. Image © Leonardo Méndez
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Villa Cerro Corá House / ArquitecTava + Grupo Culata Jovai. Image © Leonardo Méndez
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Villa Cerro Corá House / ArquitecTava + Grupo Culata Jovai. Image © Leonardo Méndez

2018 - Casu House/ Arkstudio

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Vivienda casu / Arkstudio. Image © Daniel Ojeda
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Vivienda casu / Arkstudio. Image © Daniel Ojeda
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Vivienda casu / Arkstudio. Image © Daniel Ojeda

2019 - Fuelle Roga House / OMCM arquitectos

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Fuelle Roga House / OMCM arquitectos. Image © Leonardo Méndez
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Fuelle Roga House / OMCM arquitectos. Image © Leonardo Méndez
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Fuelle Roga House / OMCM arquitectos. Image © Leonardo Méndez

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Cite: Dejtiar, Fabian. "20 Brick Houses, 20 Years of Modern Architecture in Paraguay" [20 casas de ladrillo, 20 años de arquitectura contemporánea en Paraguay] 26 Jul 2021. ArchDaily. (Trans. Johnson, Maggie) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/965290/20-brick-houses-20-years-of-modern-architecture-in-paraguay> ISSN 0719-8884
Photographs by Federico Cairoli, Leonardo Méndez, Luis Ayala, Andrea Parisi, Cecilia Román, Leonardo Finotti, Lauro Rocha, and Daniel Ojeda. Image © ArchDaily

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