Two Houses in Luque, Paraguay, by Bauen
These two houses were completed in 2012 by the Asunción based studio Bauen. They have been built in-line with Paraguay’s traditional ways of living in harmony with the environment, known as ‘Culata Jovai’, which means ‘House of Confronted Rooms’. They are located in the city of Luque, Paraguay.
Two Homes in Luque, Paraguay, Project Description by Bauen:
In this project the search for a protected human space that suits to the topography, the vegetation, the tropical climate, and where people find comfort in the broadest sense of the word; takes us to propose a vindication of the knowledge contributed, and often forgotten, by our vernacular architecture. The “Culata Jovai” or “House of Confronted Rooms” is a real bio-climatic solution belonging to one of our traditional ways of living in harmony with the environment in Paraguay, and constitutes our base typology for a new reinterpretation according to new functional programs, needs of symbolic representation and new technologies, framed in a sustainable project.
With the inclusion of green roof, we recovers the original space of vegetation displaced by the construction, also reduces the gained heat due to the thermal inertia of the underground spaces, therefore reducing greatly the conventional energy consumption of homes.
Photos By: Marcelo Jimenez, Mónica Matiauda