this Guatemalan home – created by Paz Architectura – was respectfully worked around an existing forest. what i always love about these boxy looking assemblies planted in nature is the fact that the woods actually form the perimeter of the house - a neat juxtaposition; the tension of the cantilevered angularity against the organic canopy of trees.

While the front portion of the home appears to drop off into the abyss, the rest of it actually shoots down multiple levels into the forest while the tree that is seen at the top of the house moves through each floor of the interior. The views from the inside are likely even more stunning than Casa Corallo’s natural exterior – with tree lined views from every floor to ceiling window in each room.