Glass, concrete, and wood come together to form a modern dwelling in Guatemala. The Ayvalaan House is situated on a hillside in country's capital. Its rough concrete facade contrasts the surrounding lush landscape while glazed walls give the bulky material a weightless quality. Inside, the lowest level is reserved for offices, leaving the main living area on the ground floor. Floating staircases lead throughout a network of internal and external mezzanines and terraces intersecting the double-height interior. At the home's highest point are the master suite and a pair of guest rooms. Taking advantage of their lofted location, the private areas offer prime views of the valley below.
Photos: Andrés Asturias / Paz Arquitectura