Paz Arquitectura have designed the Corallo house in Guatemala city, Guatemala. The design process began with the aim to preserve the existing trees, in order to have the trees interact with the living space. Completed in 2011 by Paz Arquitectura, the following home is three stories of windows, wood, rocks and concrete, built within–and around–the trees.
The exterior is amazing, with blocks of exposed concrete accented by walls of warm wood and textural rock facades. Huge windows offer a tantalizing hint of what lies inside. The interior does not disappoint. There’s so much cool stuff to look at, you can’t take it in all at once. The concrete, wood and glass from the outside is carried through to the interior. The effect is at once strong and modern, yet warm and airy. This effect is enhanced by the white furnishings and a “floating” brick and metal fireplace in the living space on the upper floor. Oh yeah, and did you happen to notice three trees extending from the floor through the concrete ceiling.
Once you’ve absorbed the uniqueness of the space itself, then you start to notice more of the objects that further personalize this home. In the background, on the far side of the living room a Fortuny-style lamp is on hand to cast a bright wash of light up the textured concrete wall. On the dining room table, a Blow Up Centerpiece by Alessi cradles some green apples, providing a bright pop of color against the dark wood. In the kitchen, an otherwise clean working surface is accessorized by a Fruit Loop Bowl by Black and Blum and a classic Michael Graves Kettle with Bird Whistle, also by Alessi.
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