Casa Intermedia in Asunción
Equipo de Arquitectura  

Casa Intermedia in Asunción

Equipo de Arquitectura  


The Paraguayan office Equipo de Arquitectura —Horacio Cherniavsky, Viviana Pozzoli, Gabriela Ocampos, Franco Pinazzo, and Rolph Vuyk— has completed this house in the center of a 190-square-meter terrain, where a mango tree stands between two blocks that are physically separated but visually connected. The design of the house with a built area of 115 square meters seeks a balance between the industrial and the artisanal. Making a cut in the middle of the rammed earth block became the building strategy for the vaults that form the roof. The channels resulting from this cut in the blocks function as formwork for the reinforcements that receive a fine load of concrete to allow them to work together. The walls, lattices, and vaults are built out of manually pressed bricks of uncooked earth, creating flexible spaces with natural ventilation and blurred boundaries between interior and exterior.