Somewhere in San Bernardino, Paraguay, 45 minutes away from the city of Asuncion there’s a very special house that was designed and built by architecture studio BAUEN in 2018. It sits on a beautiful, remote site with a 30-degree inclination which is not an inconvenience by any means but actually a great feature which allows the house to spread across three levels and to become immersed in nature in a surprisingly seamless way. The raw concrete and exposed metal surfaces give the building a strong industrial appearance which suits it just right.
Given the house’s overall structure, it’s rather difficult to distinguish the indoor from the outdoorThe house is organized on three floors which area seamlessly connected
The architects were careful to make as little modifications to the landscape as possible in order to ensure a minimal impact on the site itself as well as to preserve nature and its beauty. The vegetation dominates the area and helps create a strong bond between architecture and nature. An important element which has a similar effect is the water feature which frames the house on one side, with an artificial waterfall that makes a soothing noise and gives the building character.
The indoor areas extend outside bringing the house closer to its surroundings
Earth and water come together to frame the house and to immerse it into the landscapeThe raw concrete exterior helps the house blend in and gives it a strong industrial allureThe house follows the slope and is organized on three levels, each with its own unique identityLarge glazed surfaces expose the living spaces to the beautiful views and the surroundingsThe transition between the different floors is quite seamless and naturalThe raw concrete and exposed metal add texture to the house and its industrial aesthetic