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Two Homes in Luque by BAUEN » CONTEMPORIST

Two Homes in Luque by BAUEN » CONTEMPORIST | Design | Scoop.it

In this project, the realization of a living space that suits the topography, the vegetation, and the tropical climate required the knowledge gained from the study of vernacular architecture. 


The “Culata Jovai” or “House of Confronted Rooms” is a bioclimatic solution to incorporating traditional ways of living harmoniously with the environment in Paraguay. It constitutes a base typology for a reinterpretation of the vernacular, according to new functional programs, needs of symbolic representation and new technologies, framed in a sustainable project.

With the inclusion of green roof, the original space of vegetation displaced by the construction was recovered, also reducing the heat gain due to the thermal inertia of the underground spaces, therefore reducing greatly the conventional energy consumption of homes.


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Occupy Architecture: Scapegoat's Activist Vision of Design as Political Endeavor

Occupy Architecture: Scapegoat's Activist Vision of Design as Political Endeavor | Design | Scoop.it
Scapegoat is an independent journal focusing on the relationship between architecture, landscape architecture, and political economy. A group of eight practi...

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How Thoughtful Landscape Architecture Nourishes the City – Huffington Post

How Thoughtful Landscape Architecture Nourishes the City – Huffington Post | Design | Scoop.it
  As many readers know, I am a huge fan of the American Society of Landscape Architects and their leadership on thoughtful ways to integrate nature into our cities.  It’s easy to take nature for granted when we are in the middle of it, but that’s ...

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