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Roberto Benito Arquitecto completes family house with rusted metal volume in Argentina
Argentina Architecture News - Oct 01, 2021 - 09:45 2692 views
Named Vivienda “Texturas”, the house was completed as part of a continuous search to achieve a textural architecture, a research is reflected in this house with notoriety.
The significance given to materiality, represented by the nakedness and honesty of some natural finishes, makes it acquire a great relevance in expressiveness.
Volumetrically, it is made up of opaque perimeter enclosures, exposed concrete walls, cast in layers with different components in the dosage, giving it the appearance of geological strata. Above these walls, that form blocks that separate and contain, rests a slab made of precast concrete joists, that are manifested inside. Upper part is covered by aluminized sheet.
This large "lid" is expressed as a rusted metal sheet border that runs around the perimeter and at some point it volumizes reaching the floor. The partition and disaggregation of the voids was a premise, to provide the spaces with an interior / exterior continuity according to their use and privacy.
Three columns that participate in the large space, some exposed exposed pipes and a smooth cement floor and metal and glass partitions give the main room, square in proportion, with two transparent faces and two opaque ones to house pieces of art and books, a certain industrial style ... Disguised loft in a low-density neighborhood.
Corner lot that allows differentiation of entrances. The private rooms are separated but linked by a common patio.
The landscaping was designed thinking about native species that represent the image of the vegetation in the region and facilitate the best adaptation.
A place designed for gathering with friends, honoring gastronomy in all forms, but also to promote a peaceful and reflective life. Alluding at its sobriety to the outside, but showing off its character, it opens and allows its full potential to be lived in.
The house was designed for the architect and his wife interior designer. They have a close family and a very active social life. So their house was conceived in order to accomplish the client's expectations. It certainly has two bedrooms and a “studio”, which can be used as a third room, as well. Landscaping was eminently based on native plants and natural ground.
Project name: Vivienda “Texturas”
Architects: Roberto Benito Arquitecto
Area: Roof 320m2, semi roof 100m2
Land area: 1490m2
Location: Córdoba, Argentina
Interior Design: Nancy Silvestro, Roberto Benito
All images © Gonzalo Viramonte
All drawings © Roberto Benito Arquitecto