Casa Serbia | Grupo Culata Jovái

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Project Name: Casa Serbia

Practice: Grupo Culata Jovái

Firm Location: Asuncion

Completion year: 2019

Project Location: Asuncion

Design Team: Emmerick Braun Enciso, Miky González Merlo, Mariángeles González, Hassan Yaryes

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Excerpt: Casa Serbia is a residence renovated by the architectural firm Grupo Culata Jovai. The assignment requires the integration of some spaces and the improvement of the general conditions of the building without modifying the typology. This is done very simply: removing the surplus constructions accumulated in previous renovations, favouring light and natural ventilation entry. 

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A large house in the centre of Asunción that has gone through different phases and reforms and that once again will be converted into a home. The assignment requires the integration of some spaces and the improvement of the general conditions of the building without modifying the typology. This is done very simply: removing the surplus constructions accumulated in previous renovations, favouring the entry of light and natural ventilation, repairing the construction where necessary and reusing the materials from the demolitions where possible.

“The name of things. The water fell on the stone. The first name, onomatopoeic, probably. In that name (the first name), a link: the sound emitted refers to what is named. “

“If we can satisfy ourselves in semantics, it is possible that we also hunger for that place, there, where meanings are born.”

“Fortunately, different names are found for the same thing, or a single name for different places (or: things, people, feelings and birds).”

“This house, by name: chorizo, to remember ways of living together. However, those who inhabit it call it Serbia, because it is the scene of life. “

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