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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
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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Project name: HS House
Architects: Estudio Botteri Connell
Location: City Bell, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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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