LOCATION: SANTA GUADALUPE NEIGHBORHOOD | PILAR DEL ESTE
PROJECT YEAR: 2016 - 2017
CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2017
COVERED SURFACE: 180 m2
SEMI-COVERED SURFACE AREA: 65 m2
LAND SURFACE: 744 m2
The general strategy of the project is based on the complete occupation of the land with the house built entirely on a single floor, within the limits allowed by the setbacks and the rules of the building code of the neighborhood. This concept reflects a concern of our studio regarding a building and its correct implementation.
Building and site are part of the same idea, the exterior open space is not a remnant but is designed at the same time as the project. The limits between one and the other are erased in such a way that the notion of exterior interior disappears. The paths, both inside and outside, merge into a single landscape.
The client's expectation was related to a contemporary construction where maximum use is made of the land. With luminous environments and many transparencies to the green landscape. The simplicity of the materials, as well as the same floor both inside and outside were within their wishes.
The project is located in a gated community on a rectangular plot of 22 mts x 35 mts. The program corresponds to a three-bedroom house, one of them with a dressing room and a bathroom, in addition to the living room, kitchen, toilet and service area.
The plant is distributed in an L shape over the allowed limits of withdrawals. The house in an intermediate articulated space, which acts as a mediating element forming a set without limits between architecture and landscape. The materiality used, together with the landscaping, aims to give continuity and fluidity to the living space, both inside and outside.
The interior design follows the guidelines of the project in terms of simplicity. The floor-to-ceiling enclosures, which in turn form part of the circulation, give the project a natural character of integration between the building and the landscape.
The driveway is made up of 5 concrete steps up to the level of the house. The carport is a space that becomes an expansion of the kitchen area. The exterior flooring that accompanies the vertebral circulation and joins with the pool gives a landscape value to highlight.The entrance of the house that is hierarchized by a blind stone wall of 3.40 meters high, with a door that thanks to its design makes it look like a painting. This is a recurring architectural aspect to be highlighted throughout the work.