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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Bird Watching Spot in Asuncion, Paraguay by Pedro Barrail + Marcelo Barrail + Lourdes Mendez (designed with SketchUp Pro)

 
April 4th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pedro Barrail

This project is a bird watching spot. Fundacion milenio and hsbc bank financed it. This place is very important, because asuncion has always been looking away from the river, and with these types of proyects they are finally looking towards the river. This area is a bay, and is very important for bird migration, because hundreds of bird species rest in this area in order to continue their journey, so not only do you see native birds, but also exotic ones. Asuncion has almost lost it’s integration to nature, however, projects like these are trying to strengthen that bond.

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

  • Architects: Pedro barrail + Marcelo barrail + Lourdes mendez
  • Project: Bird watching spot
  • Location: Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Client: Fundacion milenio & hsbc bank paraguay
  • Built area: 57 m2
  • Completion: April 2011
  • Collaborators: Engineer martin barrail
  • Photographs: Alejandro barrail
  • Materials: wood and steel. Graphite color paint
  • Software used:  SketchUp Pro

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

The area where it is located belongs to a local real developer company named baga. S.a.  the project is for bird watching, but a lot a people come over just to apreciate a fantastic sunset, or simply to relax. There is a hospital 2 blocks away, so many visitors and pacientes also enjoy this spot.  Through minimalist ideas, we were able to resolve the necesities brought upon us.  A roof that turns into a bench is an idea that was gladly accepted.  A mirror that almost makes the heavyness of a beam disapear, giving a surreal sensation.  Vertical and horizontal elements that help to virtualy limit space.  A frame is formed, enhancing nature views.

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

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