equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay
 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

‘earthbox’ is a small architecture office in the middle of asunción, paraguay, designed by local studio equipo de arquitectura. the building is made with rammed earth walls, surrounding two trees, and featuring a vast opening covered with glass.

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

 

equipo de arquitectura’s challenge has begun with the experimental transformation process of materials, such as earth, wood, and glass, configuring them between two existing trees: a flame tree, that stays outside but framed, and a guavirá tree, that stands in the middle of the space to share our company. the 30-cm rammed earth walls hold the weight of the roof, resting on only 20 cm of their width, exploiting the structural qualities of this material.

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

 

all of the furniture and doors are made of recycled wooden molds used to produce the concrete slab that covers the office. the library detaches from the walls in order for the light to continue its path, suspending books and paintings, studio’s most precious treasures.

 

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

equipo de arquitectura builds an office out of earth around two trees in paraguay

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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