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Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Argentina Architecture News - Sep 08, 2021 - 14:37   1702 views

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Architects Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit have completed the Tríptico Building in Córdoba, Argentina. Triptych represents 1 plot, 3 houses and multiple spaces to be used for different times.

The building is a micro-density trial of 3 houses/studios paired, on a conventional lot in the Ducasse neighbourhood, on the northern outskirts of the central area of the city of Córdoba, very close to the Suquía River and Las Heras Park, a traditionally commercial sector linked to the sale of spare parts and supplies for vehicles of all kinds, which today is in the midst of urban transformation.

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

The lot where the building is located is 10 m in front and 25.70 m in depth, that is to say, a small and typical neighbourhood plot between party walls. 

The typological concept of the project is based on three vertical houses, not stacked but attached to each other along their side boundaries, all with double ventilation, with collective garages, private patios and balconies and a terrace for communal recreation. The floors of the dwellings have a very small equivalent width of 3.13 m in their interior dimension, which is compensated by their large longitudinal development of 18 m. 

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

The reinforced concrete structure determines both the width and the width of the building. The reinforced concrete structure determines both the expression of the building and the typological character of the whole, so that the segregation of uses is given by the different levels linked by the stair system of each unit, from zero to the terrace. 

The verticality of the typology makes it possible to dispense with interior dividers, which will be installed, if necessary, at the request of the users' needs, or with the incorporation of mobile equipment.

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

The project is conceived from the section, with an unusual layout for the logic of a conventional house, as the study/work space is located on the ground floor, in relation to the access to the building and to a small courtyard, which in some cases operates as a possible children's play area or sporadic barbecue area; on the second level is the space for two possible en suite bedrooms, but also adaptable as a place of work if the modality of use should require it. 

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

On the third level, with double height, is the living, kitchen and leisure space, with balconies and access to the upper terrace, which serves as the common courtyard of the complex, with the incentive of the views of the urban skyline of the city centre and to the west, the remoteness of the sierras.

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Four longitudinal concrete partitions four levels high define the "bars" of the three vertical spaces of each unit. 

On the façade, an inverted beam with a span of 10 metres, from party wall to party wall, allows a sector of the 2 central partitions not to reach the ground, thus freeing up the space reserved for the 3 garages and the hall, creating an open space at the entrance; this space, when the vehicles are removed, becomes a space for sporadic social events for the inhabitants of the consortium. 

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

The north façade is materialised with a metal structure enclosed with galvanised woven wire mesh, which is covered with deciduous vines, mainly wisteria, which grow out of a continuous reinforced concrete box, taking advantage of the inverted 10-metre-long beam of the façade. 

The whole building is a typological essay on densification in a degraded neighbourhood area, but with a strategic location in relation to the services of the city centre and the linear park of the Suquía river. 

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

A building that does not deny some revisited Japanese precedents, such as the beautiful houses of Waro Kishi in Tokyo, but translated with South American eyes and hands.

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Ground floor plan

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

First floor plan

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Second floor plan

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Axonometric drawing

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Axonometric drawing

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Elevation

Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer and Germán Margherit complete Tríptico Building in Córdoba

Longitudinal section

Project facts

Architects: Arch. Mariela Marchisio - Arch. Cristián Nanzer - Arch. Germán Margherit

Collaborator: Architect Marcos Barboza

Year of project and execution: 2012 / 2014

Structural calculations: Ing. Edgard Morán

Constructor: Adrián Molina / S. Heredia

Aluminium carpentry: Aluvicor

Elaborated concrete: Hormi - Block S. A.

Blacksmiths: Fabián Aimar e Hijos / Luis Herrera & Diego Herrera / 

Surface area: 514.00m2

All images © Gonzalo Viramonte

All drawings © Mariela Marchisio, Cristián Nanzer & Germán Margherit 

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