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.
MS House Renovation and Reform in Asunción, Paraguay by Biocons Arquitectos
January 2nd, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Biocons Arquitectos
The renovation of a house type Chalet on a plot of 7x45mts implanted in the middle of the land, with 3 situations proposed to be solved:
1 – The family was not moving
The family demanded a place to live while the work was being carried out, the first stage is the block behind the mango tree that contains the low level: the service area with room and bathroom plus a barbecue with a grill and a place to cook which was temporarily closed, that would serve as living room. The second stage will be in a top floor: 2 rooms for children and 1 shared bathroom were projected.
In the second stage, the shell of the old house is reused with its walls of 30cmts, leaving only the bathroom sector, which articulates the kitchen dining room with the dining room, virtually all integrated. A mixed structure of pillars and beams of reinforced concrete and a lightened slab are used to accelerate the execution of work, in the upper floor the exposed brick is painted to protect it against the assailing humidity of our subtropical climate, that at the same time it differs from the existing walls of the ground floor revoked.
At the end, it is the connector bridge that joins the 2 blocks, the back with the new front block, built with 2 inverted reinforced concrete beams to which the large mango tree provides privacy.
Resulting from these 2 blocks there is a intermediate patio generated with brick rubble floor of the demolition, since the large mango tree generates an impenetrable shadow that does not allow to grow grass or any other species, in this patio is projected a small pool of 2×3 meters, ideal for those days of 40º in Paraguay.
The front is designed reusing the openings of the original house on the ground floor, topped with a brick filter in “convocó” (hollowed concrete blocks) which in addition to providing shade and privacy, serves as support for the climbing plants of the garden terrace.
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