Landscaping · May 25, 2021 0

The Green Roof On This Home Has Tall Grasses Surrounding A Seating Area

Photography by Dario Mereles and Daniel Ojeda

Architecture firm Bauen has completed a modern home in San Bernardino, Paraguay, that has a black exterior and is designed to maximize the views.

A modern house with a green roof and black screens that wrap around the exterior.
Photography by Dario Mereles

One way the house takes advantage of the view, is by having an accessible green roof filled with grasses.

A modern house with a green roof, an infinity edge swimming pool, and black screens that wrap around the exterior.
Photography by Daniel Ojeda and Dario Mereles

The rooftop which is accessed by a ramp, has a path that leads to a seating area on a metal platform.

This modern rooftop patio is surrounded by grasses and is furnished with a pair of low day beds. From the rooftop, you can see the surrounding landscape and views of the water.
Photography by Daniel Ojeda

The rooftop patio is surrounded by grasses and is furnished with a pair of low day beds. From the rooftop, you can see the surrounding landscape and views of the water.

This modern rooftop patio is surrounded by grasses and is furnished with a pair of low day beds. From the rooftop, you can see the surrounding landscape and views of the water.
Photography by Dario Mereles

Let’s take a look around the rest of the home…

The house features black screens that wrap around the exterior, which can be folded or pivoted open to reveal the interior, while also providing security when closed.

A modern house with a green roof that has folding black screens on its exterior.
Photography by Dario Mereles
A modern house that pivoting screens on its exterior.
Photography by Daniel Ojeda

The home opens up to a covered patio that wraps around the house, while an infinity-edge swimming pool wraps around the corner and meets a wood deck.

A modern house that has an infinity edge swimming pool that wraps around the corner.
Photography by Dario Mereles
A modern house that has an infinity edge swimming pool that wraps around the corner.
Photography by Dario Mereles

The interior of the home has an open floor plan, with a casual lounge area by the pool.

A modern house that has an infinity edge swimming pool that wraps around the corner.
Photography by Dario Mereles

Also sharing the open floor plan is the dining room with a large wood table, the kitchen with an island, and a secondary seating area. From this view, you can see how glass walls enclose the living spaces, and when combined with the black screens, an exterior hallway is created.

A modern house with an open floor plan, black wood slat screens, glass walls, and concrete floors.
Photography by Dario Mereles
A modern house with an open floor plan, black wood slat screens, glass walls, and concrete floors.
Photography by Dario Mereles
A modern open plan interior that includes a dining room with large wood table, and a kitchen with matte black cabinets.
Photography by Dario Mereles
A modern kitchen with minimalist black cabinets and an oversized wood island.
Photography by Dario Mereles

Here’s a glimpse of the home’s floor plan, showing the locations of the bedrooms and bathrooms that run along one side of the house.

The floor plan of a modern house with a green roof and rooftop deck.
Architecture firm: Bauen | Architects in Charge: Arq. Aldo Cristaldo Kegler. Arq. Dario Mereles | Other participants: Arq. Fátima Estigarribia, Arq. Iris Dierickx, and Ing. Calculista: Enrique Granada