This book is the effect of a procedure that begins with the construction in 2004 of a summer house in the forest of Mar Azul with the following assumptions.
Take advantage of what the environment presents
Recognizing this particular climate was a deciding factor (along with the low finances available and no maintenance of the house) of the decisions aesthetic / defined constructive work. The need to accelerate time to implementation of the work and avoid the after we decided to build with exposed concrete.
Using available resources wisely
The expressive quality of exposed concrete and its resistance and waterproof properties already mentioned, made superfluous any surface finish, achieving a low cost of implementation at the ends without the need for future maintenance. On the other hand the color and texture of concrete formwork made with wooden planks was a forceful presence and mimetic at a time, allowing the work to be expressed in agreement with the landscape. It’s short, an envelope of only two materials, concrete and glass-resolved integration with the landscape and responds to formal issues, structural, functional, terminations and maintenance. It avoided all types of landscaping not only for the convenience of not keeping it to avoid leaving unnecessary limits expressed in a landscape that are not very built, or areas contrasting with the landscape characteristics of this privileged environment.
Several houses, some questions.
The proposal that our study has been doing in the forest of Mar Azul, so worried in joining this environment that originates, and so far from the stereotypes of the place, has found great acceptance.
Work: Casa JD (summer house)
Location: Mar Azul, Villa Gesell party, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Architects: María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk
Land area: 600 m2
Floor area: 149 m2
Year built: 2009
Photos: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla