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Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Argentina Architecture News - Aug 17, 2020 - 12:26   2310 views

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Argentinean architetture practice Estudio Botteri Connell has used green-colored translucent glass to reflect users' movement inside of HS House in City Bell, Argentina.

The 275-square-metre house is composed of fragmented volumes that are divided by a courtyard. The courtyard is accessed through a pathway made of the same material; green transparent glass. The architects used water in the courtyard. 

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

"The reflected world is the conquest of calm," G. Bachelard. The house is built up as a metaphysical home. The habitat finds the evanescence of Being-Therein the liquid light mirrors: the immaterial representation of its own existence. Water is the transitional element between reality and dream.

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Concrete is selected as the main material but the volumes are differentiated via this transparent material in inner facades so that the circulation is experienced clearly from outside. 

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

"The daily experience of entering the house through a central pond submerges ourselves into the mystery of walking among half-asleep reflections," said Estudio Botteri Connell. 

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

In opposition to the slightness of the translucent glasses, the loadbearing and structural frame of the house is made up of concrete planes and volumes. The transparent layers integrate the outside as a clear and moving reality.

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

The inner space holds the light in a serene and diaphanous manner that is occasionally disrupted by some ray of sun sneaking in and reminding us of the World outside seen from the threshold of a still dream.

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

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Estudio Botteri Connell uses green-colored transparent glass reflecting movement in HS House

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Project facts

Project name: HS House

Architects: Estudio Botteri Connell

Location: City Bell, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Area: 275m²

Year: 2016-2020

Project and direction: Arch. Sofía Botteri Cappa, Arch. Patricio Connell, Arch. Rosalía Vicente

Collaborators: Agustin Ichuribehere, Architect Florencia Merino, Ignacio Sánchez, Sacha Porcel

Structural calculation: Ing. Rosana Del Panno and Ing. Juan José Turdo

All images © Agustin Ichuribehere

All drawings © Estudio Botteri Connell

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