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.
Double View House in San Bernardino, Paraguay by Biocons Arquitectos
December 27th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Biocons Arquitectos
This weekend house is located in the city of San Bernardino, Paraguay, a summer town bordering the Ypacarai lake, the land is around 50x50mts and it has a view that is not very clean, towards the lake, and a side view towards the sierras of the Cordillera department.
The idea germinates out of these two impressive views. But a problem arises: the view towards the lake is hindered by a neighboring house. Even though the land rises in slope, the solution turns out to be inverting the functional roles of the traditional housing of two levels, placing the social sector up, and the private sector down.
The implantation is forged in the highest sector of the terrain and at the same time the less hilly, looking for the views with fewer obstacles and respecting the existing trees to take advantage of their shade towards the bedrooms and towards the brick terrace extension of the grill and the pool.
The materiality is combined looking for the economy with local materials, on the ground floor the stone of the place is used for the walls of the private sector and enclosure of ceramic slab with prefabricated beams, and on the upper floor cantilevered concrete structure is combined with double brick walls common looking for the most effective thermal insulation to the north and west is controlled by a large balcony, which is reached by a ramp that shows the wonderful environment that surrounds the entrance of the house.
Cross ventilation is achieved in all environments, and lighting is essential with many small openings to control the greenhouse effect.
The installations are achieved with a solar thermo-heating system located on the roof, the artificial lighting was calculated as the minimum in LED and the sewage is recovered for irrigation.
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