Luce and Pablo’s Home / Mínimo Común Arquitectura
Textual content description offered by the architects. It was January 23, 2020. A sizzling morning, like so many in the course of the summers within the capital of Paraguay, Asunción. The temperature hovered round 29 levels Celsius at simply 8:30 am. The attribute sound of the cell phone makes its look contained in the workplace of the small studio, positioned within the Ricardo Brugado neighborhood, higher referred to as the Chacarita neighborhood. At the third repetition Solanito picks up:
-Whats up, what are you doing, Tapiti?
-After all, Tapiti, I keep in mind, immediately.
-Alright, see you on Friday Tapiti, greetings to Luce.
Earlier than any questions, an reply. Pablito needs to get collectively to debate his home that we talked about yesterday after soccer. The story of some decided mates constructing a future residence.
Pablo and Luce are a newly married couple, he is Uruguayan and she or he’s Paraguayan with family members in Uruguay, each graphic designers who work remotely for corporations overseas which leads us to the situation of the lot, within the metropolis of Limpio, the Surubi’i neighborhood. By non-public transport, it’s 45 minutes away from Asuncón, shut sufficient for sustaining each day and social actions but in addition distant sufficient to keep up a suburban situation, with ample terrains, vegetation and tranquility. The neighborhood is experiencing a constructing growth ruled by laws, which situation the mission to the approval of the neighborhood council.
The most recent debates inside Míninmo Común have been centred across the present housing situations and ecological development methods which can be gaining recognition within the spectrum of Paraguayan structure. We, educated in constructing with brick and dealing with adobe alternate options, have been fashioned by these materialities and by the mission that we have been engaged on in the mean time, positioned within the inside of the nation, 350km from the capital. The situations of this mission have been very completely different, now we might have extra assets out there. We wished to experiment with rammed earth, because of the good outcomes of colleagues and mates, a method with wonderful situations for the local weather of our nation.
When doing the primary assessments, since we would by no means labored on this manner earlier than and since we’re our personal builders, we started to comprehend that the timeframes have been very lengthy inside this development course of. We wanted extra individuals, pneumatic rammers, particular formwork, extra resistant lintels and an limitless quantity of different issues with a view to perform the mission. This resulted in a means of disappointment on the impossibility of finishing up the work in an supposed manner, since the prices exceeded the development requirements and the price range was fairly restricted. Along with the anguish we’re left with the reflection: Would it not be logical to assume that sustainable structure is just for individuals with ample buying energy, people who find themselves capable of pay for his or her work and therefore capable of lead a greater life? We weren’t keen to surrender on the qualities of the land, we wished to have the ability to construct for Luce and Pablo as for everybody else, which lead us to new experimentations.
Our craftsmen constructing the formwork have an incredible skilled capability. Mr. Eusebio, roughly in his forties, leads the staff. His father, brothers, mates and anybody who can sustain with the tempo work with him, with breaks of rounds of tereré, with the mission of finishing the work. They arrive, props and boards are unloaded and the symphony of saws and hammers begins. It goes on till they’ve a wonderful ceiling able to obtain tons of concrete that they themselves maintain mixing and pouring.
The mission was related: as a substitute of the roof, we might cowl the horizon, and hole prismatic wood partitions would function formwork. With the power of Eusebio and his collegues, it was solely a matter of a few hours for the artisanal process to be accomplished. Modulating every wall with customary cuts of economic wooden would save us much more time. 2.40 x 2.40 meters was the measurement from ground to ceiling of every module. The thicknesswas decided to be 15 or 20 centimeters, which was perfect because of the consumption of fabric.
The mission, with twists and turns since its conception, consisted of a easy volumetry, with out many structural dangers: an L-shaped physique submerged among the many vegetation. Each afternoon the western solar falls on essentially the most closed a part of the home, and within the mornings the spacious lounge, kitchen and eating room are illuminated. However crucial factor is to ensure relaxation with cool bedrooms, and with the long run thought of enlarging the household, consolation needed to be assured. The earthen partitions would shield the intimate sectors and an orchard cultivated by its personal homeowners and supported by wonderful metallic pillars would feed little Agus.
After many errors we began to study in regards to the new approach: We made small assessments till we have been capable of stabilize the soil that we might use, assessments with specimens gave us outcomes with a resistance just like that of brick. The loading occasions allowed us to load two modules per day with a small staff working manually, with dosages just like concrete when utilizing 10% cement within the combine. Cautiously, we step by step decreased the proportion, till we had solely 5% as a stabilizer. There have been choices of different stabilizers with much less affect however they weren’t simply accessible within the native market and since this was our first method we weren’t keen to take extra dangers both. In any case, there was a household ready for his or her residence.
The long-standing Guarani pottery custom that created the kambuchi, a clay pitcher molded by Paraguayan girls to move the ykua water and hold it contemporary all through your complete journey with a view to, in an act of affection, provide it to the lads to struggle the relentless warmth. As a conventional tune written by the nice Mauricio Cardozo Ocampos places it:
“On her head held excessive
She carries a local pitcher
water for the pilgrim
The attractive mitacuña”
“I’m your ardent dreamer
Give me some contemporary water out of your pitcher of affection
Give me some contemporary water out of your pitcher of affection”
As an identical act, we have been prepared to supply the inhabitants a home born from the normal Guarani purple soil, molded by our artisans at an inexpensive value with the approach that we name poured soil. We are able to discover many examples all over the world, nevertheless it was by no means utilized in Paraguay. We nonetheless did not know the way it might prove, however the effort was non-negotiable.
Vivienda L&P was constructed from the goals of a pair beginning their journey collectively, their want to dwell in an area appropriate for the event of its features and utilized by them all through their lives, and from the belief put into creating a novel residence with fashion, utilizing clay and the scent of soil after the rain.