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Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Argentina Architecture News - Dec 17, 2021 - 07:13   2192 views

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group has completed SC House in Córdoba, Argentina

Located in the Calamuchita Valley, this summer house has lake Los Molinos as the main landscape of its surroundings. The mountain range is also a protagonist when looking west, which incurres in an exiting balancing challenge between the beautiful view and the high-hitting sun in the afternoon.

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

The architectural program starts from a concise point of view, intending to introduce the lake's big water mirror inside the house, by generating a large open space consisting of a long and wide gallery and its correspondence with a kitchen/living room of the same length and double width. Both spaces metaphorically 'leak' into the lake, as the main architectural idea of the house.

Along with this concept, additional important requests were taken into consideration. The main façade facing west consists of a large double-height, exposed concrete screening wall. 

Working as a multi-source lantern towards the inside in the afternoon, and a regulator of the intense sun. From it, the top-floor staircase's steps 'grow' with a floating, cantilever design of the same material.

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

This same wall is separated from another one that works as a visor/cap, letting the air flow through to cool it off. A series of beams reflect shadows on the rest of the façade to reduce the sunlight's effect as well. 

The humid area consists of closing the north-facing section on both the ground floor and the top-floor, thus allowing control of the prevailing wind, which is strong notorious on this location, out in the open. 

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Towards the south, an exposed concrete bib controls the flow of the south wind through the gallery. 

On the upper floor, only the master bedroom is to be found, where the view of the lake in the corner stands out and a framing of the same previous material creates a perfect picture of the landscape. From the bedroom, a terrace exit gives the possibility of two opposite and unrepeatable views: on the East, the lake, and the Sierras Grandes towards the West.

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

From a technological standpoint, a traditional wet system is used, incorporating metal columns that give the main space a feeling of openness and weightlessness.

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

The exposed concrete is present throughout the house, and it is the material that rules all textures. In counterpoint to this, the pool is built in continuity with the gallery, reflecting the concrete on its surface, while generating a continuous line towards the large mirror lake. 

Ultimately, smaller exposed concrete service volumes support the slabs of the same material, covered in loose pellets to lower the temperature of the fifth façade.

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Floor Plans

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Sections and Elevations

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Detail sketches 

Development Architectural Group completes SC House in Córdoba

Project facts

Project Name: CASA SC

Architects: Development Architectural Group

Location: Country Náutico “Costa Molinos” - Potrero de Garay - Córdoba, Argentina

Construction completion year: 2018 - 2019

Built area: 326.65m2

Architects In Charge: Mgter. Arch. Gustavo Daniel Bacile M.P. 5555

Design Team: Development Architectural Group

Engineering: Development Architectural Group

Landscaping: Development Architectural Group

Collaborators: Marina Astro, arq / Sami Samez arq

All images © Gonzalo Viramonte

All drawings © Development Architectural Group

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