Casa Corallo

Guatemala City / Guatemala / 2011

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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. Localizada en un terreno boscoso y de topografía montañosa y quebrada, la casa Corallo integra la naturaleza siendo fiel al propósito de respetar el bosque e introducirlo a la arquitectura de la casa. El diseño se elaboró buscando ordenar los espacios alrededor de los árboles con el propósito de no derribarlos. La planta es libre en su mayoría y la casa está ordenada en desniveles. Ambas fachadas longitudinales son mayoritariamente en vidrio y buscan lograr permeabilidad hacia el exterior, intentando integrar al máximo la arquitectura interior con las bondades de la naturaleza circundante. Se utilizó el concreto expuesto enconfrado con maderas rústicas como elemento principal constructivo, generando texturas cuyo lenguaje dialogue con el bosque local.
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    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...

    Project details
    • Year 2011
    • Work finished in 2011
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence
    Lovers 894 users