Project: LP1 house
Architect: Paz Aruitectura
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Area: 7,523 sf
Photo by: Andres Asturias
LP1 house by Paz Arquitectura
LP1 House is a contemporary luxury home located near the City of Guatemala, on a piece of land rich in natural scenery. This was designed by Paz Aruitectura, a studio whose work has been displayed on our site, specifically the Corallo House in Santa Rosalia. In both cases, the contemporary elements are clearly visible, and in the case of LP1 Houses, the 7,520 square foot living space offered has an intimate relationship with the natural environment.
Located in a new neighborhood close to Guatemala City, this house occupies a high section of sloping land with steep topography around pine trees and pine forests.
Because the main entrance is located at the highest point of the slope and the bedrooms are in this area, the module is upgraded with sturdy volumetry to suggest privacy. The upper volume is an open concrete rectangle that shows the texture on the outside and inside. All exterior panels are built with pine wood with a dynamic design to avoid the irregularities of the surrounding forrest.
The lower level is occupied by a social area surrounded almost entirely by glass, with the aim of producing a direct connection with nature, taking into account that 3 small children are part of the family so that it is important to have adequate contact with the exterior and playground. .
Exposed concrete is used for interior coatings, trying to produce contrast with wood floors and carpentry elements. The owner of the house is a painter so the aim is that the gentle art sweep that will decorate the house is framed with a rustic and strong background like concrete.