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Caja de Tierra designed by Equipo de arquitectura

The Paraguay based Architecture team Equipo de arquitectura has designed their architectural office in Asunción, Paraguay.

Project description by the architects:

“The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building”. – Louis Kahn

Dreams + Necessity + Available resources = Project

Solving the basic equation of materializing dreams through a bounded Budget, we initiated the construction process of our architectural office. The exercise begins with the experimental transformation process of materials, such as earth, Wood and glass, configuring them between two existing trees: a flame tree, that stays outside but framed, and a guavirá tree, that stands in the middle of the space to share our company.

image © Leonardo Mendez


The 30-cm rammed earth walls hold the weight of the roof, resting in only 20 cm of its width, exploiting the structural qualities of this material. All of the furniture and doors are made of recycled wooden forms used in the concrete slab that covers the office. The library detaches from the walls in order for the light to continue its path, suspending books and paintings, studio’s most precious treasures.

image © Leonardo Mendez


If light builds time, and gravity builds space, the atmosphere of Earthbox is built with the sound of jazz, the smell of incense and the flavor of fresh coffee.

image © Leonardo Mendez


image © Leonardo Mendez


image © Leonardo Mendez


image © Leonardo Mendez


image © Leonardo Mendez


image © Leonardo Mendez


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Caja de Tierra Process


Architects                                     : Equipo de Arquitectura (Horacio Cherniavsky + Viviana Pozzoli)

Rammed earth consultant          : Yago García-Enríquez

Rammed earth construction       : Nelson Pérez, Rodney, Casildo, Raúl and Diego

Blacksmith                                           : Javier Gimenez

Concrete                                              : Gerardo Pérez

Carpenter                                            : Marcial Careaga

Years                                                   : 2017-2018

Location                                              : Asunción, Paraguay

Structural engineer                            : Emilio Richer

Photographer                                     : Leonardo Mendez

 

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