Mar 23, 2012

An Incredible Home in the Forest With Trees Growing Through It

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Located in a dense hillside forest in the Santa Rosalia area of Guatemala City, the stunning Casa Corallo designed by Paz Arquitectura, integrates the existing forest directly into the layout of the home. You can see in the following photos there are several trees growing right through the middle of the house.

According to ArchDaily, the design process began with the aim to preserve the existing trees in order to have them interact with the living space. The floor plan is free of columns and the changes in level adapt to the existing topography. Both façades are mostly glass in order to connect the interior to the exterior. The main structural component is exposed concrete, which shows the rustic texture of the wood formwork.

A truly beautiful and incredibly unique design, the Corolla House is gorgeous inside and out!

 

 

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Casa Corallo by Paz Arquitectura

 
Architect: PAZ Arquitectura – Alejandro Paz
Location: Santa Rosalía, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Collaborators: Axel Mendoza, Gabriel Rodriguez, Alex Titus, Mario Roberto Paz, Claudia Pezarozzi, Wolfgang Schoenbeck
Landscape Design: Pokorny y Valencia, Arquitectura de Paisaje
Construction: Conarq / Paz Arquitectura
Structure Design: Consultores Estructurales
Built Area: 747.50 square meters (8,046 sq ft)
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Andrés Asturias

First spotted on ARCHDAILY

 

 

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For more on Casa Corallo visit Arch Daily and Paz Arquitectura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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