Modernism in Guatemala City

                                     
                                      
                                      



So I think I just found my future summer home #wishfulthinking. And it happens to be in Guatemala, where our family is from, which would be a personal plus. :)

The home was designed by Alejandro Paz of PAZ Arquitectura and is located on a dense hillside forest in the Santa Rosalía area of Guatemala City.

"Corallo House integrates the existing forest into the layout of the house. It merges nature into the architectural intervention. The design process began with the aim to preserve the existing trees, in order to have the trees 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, allowing a dialogue between the formal element and the textures of the forest."

Wow.

PS - did you know Guatemala just won their first Silver medal in the Olympics? :)



4 comments:

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} :

wow. that house is so amazing. so clean and open! would love to stay there!
xoamy
www.cupcakesncouture.com

Laura Bear :

WOAh that is amazing. The tree really makes it something of a fairy tale!
SO inspiring!

Miss Amy :

What an incredibly beautiful spot - WOW!!! I love the design, the wood, the clean lines, how nature seems like it's both inside and out.Thanks for sharing - this is beautiful!

AbbieBabble :

Oh wow. I think I'd be okay living there!

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