We had to design a house for a gated community in the area of Pacheco, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. An area of great expansion on developments over the past years. The lot to intervene is in corner, regular proportions, and good guidance.
From a traditional program requirements, and certain assumptions about the style of the house, we agree with clients to design a contemporary house of strong language. A house based on rational principles, pure volume, straight lines and flat roofs.
Our intention was to work on a great party idea synthesis. The guiding idea was to have a strong reading tectonic home, a house that was visually heavier in the upstairs than down, where sensations transgress the physical principles of stability. Thus, we design on the upper level and volume very high horizontal landscape, which leaned against a highly glazed floor, open and volatile. The reading is even more clear in its posterior and lateral view as to the front, the house has a compact, low volume, the location of service areas, containing the visual of these sectors, and generously open the main entrance and the living room. Is achieved so that the public be entirely permeable environments on their faces, where nature and natural light invade the interior.
All spaces linked to the garden, have a generous expansion that runs around the counter back home. Downstairs, the gallery presents its structure with exposed concrete columns stripped, while the boundary between interior and exterior, is dematerialized by large glass panels. On the top floor on the other hand, overseas expansion connects the bedrooms and a spiral staircase connects the terrace to the garden. The design and materials, contrasting sharply with the straight lines and pure volume of the house.
Tectonic To achieve this vision, we used a separate concrete structure, which had withdrawn its columns the limits of the house and in turn, that gives us enough freedom to produce these gestures. In this way we also break up the architectural box rear, and make this front, the most unusual and daring.
Rational response to his speech, the house on the outside is all white, has details on some isolated areas gray, black and metallic components in all the light left. Unlike the monochromatic palette of the exterior, the interior received some touches of color, which along with its hardwood floors, and a meticulous design railings, stairs, and light, served with warmth that requested by customers.
Location: Laguna del Sol, Lote 490, Pacheco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Architects: de Jáuregui Salas arquitectos (Germán Salas, Nicolás de Jáuregui)
Type: Edificio Residencial / Residential Building
Area: 290 m²
Images: de Jáuregui Salas arquitectos