Rcubo Arquitectura

Rcubo Arquitectura


  • Practice: Rcubo Arquitectura
  • Firm Location: Asuncion
  • Country: Paraguay
  • Year: 2020

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Carlos R. Vargas Morinigo

Carlos R. Vargas Morinigo is an architect who graduated from the American University of Asuncion, Paraguay, with a specialisation in passive architecture from Pratt University in New York. He works on private residential and public infrastructure projects in Paraguay and also serves as the Director of Architecture for the Let’s Create Cambodia Foundation, overseeing the construction of a school in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. He has a strong interest in sustainability in the built environment and cities, as well as in biology and psychology. He is also an enthusiast of yoga and cycling, values that he incorporates into the design process.



Leila Buffa Ramirez

Leila Buffa Ramirez is a professional ceramicist who began her studies in New York and specialised in pre-Columbian ceramics in Paraguay. Her interests lie in community processes, indigenous culture and knowledge, and the development of low-impact production techniques. She collaborates on projects, providing valuable feedback on architectural processes.




Practice Ideology

The firm approaches projects by establishing a deep relationship with their clients and the site. The project becomes the common ground where incongruities are resolved and released through an ongoing dialogue. They aim to create architecture that adheres to the principles of collaborative ethics and sustainability, allowing the generation of these values through technique. They believe in a tactile architecture that generates its own atmospheres, enhancing the experience of inhabiting spaces. 

Their projects aim to minimize the elements of a design, using the least amount of material possible, thereby reducing waste and, consequently, carbon consumption. They see architecture as a vehicle not only for decarbonizing the economy but also for generating new values that lead towards a more sustainable and equitable society.

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