Location(City/Country):Mariano Roque Alonso / Paraguay
Year (Design/Construction):- / 2016
Area (Net/Gross):340 m2 / -
Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:-
Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:-
- Recycled stone helps to reduce the associated life cycle impact of the building and promotes circular economy.
- Natural materials such as timber are deployed
- The building’s passive ventilation and shading strategies are optimised to reduce energy demand.
In the Guaraní cosmogony, Ara means day, “time” and Pytu means “darkness”; together they suggest an atmosphere of gloom that embraces the space. The house is located in a beautiful and shady forest, with a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna.
How could anyone occupy this place without destroying it?
The project is incorporated as a rock, redeeming itself and taking its shape from the forest that surrounds it; It is built with handcrafted bricks, wood and recycled stone. The terrace – garden is integrated into the landscape, preserving the thermal inertia inside the house and offering the possibility of sowing food, trying to reduce the impact on the place.
- Photographs: Luis Ayala