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Corallo House by PAZ Arquitectura

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Located on a dense hillside forest in Guatemala City, Corallo House is a contemporary home, the main structural component of which is exposed concrete. Designed by PAZ Arquitectura in 2011, the house has a total floor area of 747.5² (8,046ft²).

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.

— PAZ Arquitectura

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Photographs by Andrés Asturias
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