Barrenechea House

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Built surface
148 m2
Project Director
Leonardo Neve
Design team
Jesus Amezcua, Max Pasquel
Paul Renaud

An Oasis inside your own house

We have da­red to play with the idea of creating a full paradise a few steps away from home. Barrenechea House is conceived as an Oasis inside your own house. For this purpose, two con­cepts were crucial. First, paradise is hard to get and must be discovered. Second, paradise is an un­usual discovery, that is why architecture must be unusual, it has to nourish the ima­gination, and provide a space suitable for relaxation and socia­lization.

Located at the backyard of an existing family residence, the project provides a ludic and social program that includes a swimming pool, BBQ area for guests, a sauna, an office, and a guest room.

Design premises

1. Respect the existing trees, that dictated the position of the architectural program.

2. The position of the pool aims to create an intimate social spot at the back of the building.

3. A raised platform gives the appearance of a floating structure while the sculptural columns mimic and frame the existing trees.

4. The upper level serves as an observation deck, providing views to the surrounding trees. 

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