House 2LH (2016) by Luciano Kruk

House 2LH (2016) by Luciano Kruk

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House 2LH (2016) by Luciano Kruk located in Tigre, Argentina | The Hardt

 

House 2LH (2016) by Luciano Kruk located in Tigre, Argentina. The client – a medium-scale construction company – carried out a market study on the housing demands of the average socio-economic class in the northern area of Greater Buenos Aires. When finding scarce in the commercial offer of houses of constructive and architectural quality -for which there is a great demand-, he decides to commission the Study the design of a prototype of housing capable of being replicated: the Casa 2HL.

 

The housing commissioned would have to be configured in a single plant. It had to adapt to lots of medium dimensions (17 to 20 m wide by 35 to 40 m deep approximately) and its footage could not exceed 170 m² total. The program -established by the client- should respond to the needs of a family type: a social area composed of a living-dining-kitchen, a master bedroom served by a bathroom en suite, two secondary bedrooms with shared bathroom, local service, solarium, pool, and barbeque.

 

 


 

In response to these requirements, the Study proposes a dwelling contained in a pure prism organized on a modular grid of 1×1 m, of lateral en-suite mostly paraments and open to the front and the quiet part of the building. The distribution of the spaces around a central patio was proposed, which would not only help to illuminate the interior circulations but also -for its plant layout- to generate cross ventilation through all the premises of the house. The selection of materials was made with the intention of prioritizing the control of costs and their speed and constructive practicality. Instead of the traditional exposed concrete used in our homes, we used the masonry of load-bearing hollow brick; and instead of the smoothed cement floor, it was decided to coat them with 1×1 m plates of cement-like termination porcellanite.

 

In order to preserve the privacy of the front bedrooms -without these losing the views to the outside- and to protect them from the direct incidence of the sun, an artifact was constituted by vertical shutters and a hardwood pergola, structured by profiles of double steel T. A similar resource was used to create a gallery in the quiet part of the building that served as an expansion to the master bedroom and the social area. With the purpose of emphasizing the luminosity and spaciousness of their spaces dimensions, we suggest a chromatically clear interior, while for the exterior we proposed a darker finish, able to dialogue without competition with its natural environment. The first house of the series was built in 2016 in the neighborhood of La Comarca (neighbor to Nordelta) in the Tigre Party of the Province of Buenos Aires.

 


 

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Owl House (2017) by BAAG

Owl House (2017) by BAAG

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Located in Gonnet, Argentina, Owl House (2017) by BAAG | The Hardt

 

Located in Gonnet, Argentina, Owl House (2017) by BAAG Within the framework of the housing loan program Pro.Cre.Ar, the project is being implemented in the outskirts of the city of La Plata (Prov. Bs. As.) In a still undeveloped area. It is part of the double challenge of colonizing an extensive land expanding a house that could not surpass 1,400  ft² (130 m²), but considering the future consolidation of the fabric and its urban responses.

 


 

In addition, it was proposed to create outdoor spaces with different atmospheres: a more contained interior patio but in turn, the house will take advantage of the ground and the liberated view. Faced with the frequency of flooding of the site and the proximity of a stream, the need to raise part of the house was raised. In this way, the public and the private part (bedrooms) articulated by a single roof slope are divided. The house is made up of the combination of an industrialized and standardized system (a structure of metal profiling makes support) that accelerates the construction times by responding to the terms required by the credit, and a masonry system that allows to use the hand of local work.

 

 

 

A series of brick modules defined according to their orientation make up combined walls of exposed bricks and hollow ceramics, generating insulating walls to the south and accumulators to the north. These modules of bricks arranged in tambourine and a series of regulated winnowing, prioritize the thermal conditioning and calibrate the openings towards the patio and the views to the exterior forming the envelope of the house.\ via ArchDaily

 

 

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House in La Comarca (2017) by Anibal Bizzotto + Diego Cherbenco

House in La Comarca (2017) by Anibal Bizzotto + Diego Cherbenco

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Located in Tigre, Argentina, House in La Comarca (2017) by Anibal Bizzotto + Diego Cherbenco | The Hardt

 

Located in Tigre, Argentina, House in La Comarca (2017) by Anibal Bizzotto + Diego Cherbenco. We were commissioned with planning and constructing a house for a single family in a growing gated community located in Tigre area on the Buenos Aires suburbs. This will be the client’s – a young couple and their toddler – first owned house. In our first visits to the grounds, we decided to take on the challenge of projecting the building with a distinct use of the terrain. It is common in this type of communities to use the withdrawn areas of the plot as virtual limits between neighboring houses for which square footprints will tend to be the guiding shape of the different floors on houses, producing compact shapes with big spaces on the sides. We focused on setting our house apart from this direction.

 


 

Our project incorporates the use of open space on everyday life needs throughout the seasons, by placing big openings and entrances that establish visual continuity and provide optimal ventilation (circulation?). Few and concise morphological operations guide the main shape of the house: Two big side planes of concrete provide depth towards the front and bottom of the plot, and privacy from an to neighbouring houses; And the forward projection of the main suite in the upper floor on the facade, over the entrance, establishes visual continuity. Material and structure are thought out as one, and the use of concrete as vertical boards presents the house with a distinct visual identity. This also allowed for the construction of compact volumes and support walls that allow for common spaces with heights bigger than 6 meters without additional structural support. Concrete requires little maintenance and with the pass of time, the house will gain an iconic status in its visuals. Similar features on the ground floor for which the use of Travertine stone carries on the visual and material continuity.

 

 


 

Service and common use space are effectively differentiated, for which a big central space produces an optimal relation between inside and outside space, through a cubical shaped patio that presents as part of the building without accounting as built ground. The result is a bigger look for a smaller building. The walls separated by 8.5 meters become structural elements that support the floors across, with vacuum spaces to the bottom and front of the house which allows the pass of light and air and accompanies the position of the patio and the living room that mimics the open space outside. There a tree is in place, envision as a centerpiece providing shade and shelter in warm seasons and thought as an icon in family events and memories to come.

 

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Saenz House (2013) by Adamo-Faiden

Saenz House (2013) by Adamo-Faiden

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Saenz House (2013) by Adamo-Faiden located in La Plata, Argentina | The Hardt

 

Saenz House (2013) by Adamo-Faiden located in La Plata, ArgentinaSaenz House is a minimalist house located in Argentina-designed by adamo-faiden. The Saenz House retakes an investigation done years ago with the realization of two buildings of equipment located in the same neighborhood. The project supposes a new attempt to construct architecture and landscape simultaneously. The clients are an elderly couple with no children who wanted an open-space hierarchy that would allow them to comfortably migrate within the house. Large windows ostensibly extend the inside limits of the home and provide the interior space with ample natural lighting.

 

 

 

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MeMo House (2016) by BAM! Arquitectura

MeMo House (2016) by BAM! Arquitectura

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Located in San Isidro, Argentina, MeMo House (2016) by BAM! Arquitectura | The Hardt

 

Located in San Isidro, Argentina, MeMo House (2016) by BAM! Arquitectura. The MeMo house, which was built on a plot in San Isidro, in the northern part of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was conceived on the premise of a client who is passionate about landscaping and has a strong conviction regarding sustainability and the environment. The premise was to develop a project in a plot between infill buildings while reducing to the maximum extent possible the loss of green spaces due to the construction of the house. With such a concept in mind, we at BAM! decided to work on architecture and landscape simultaneously. The square meters of the building footprint turn into a three-dimensional garden which connects all the architectural floors.

 


 

The morphological design is born as a result of the commitment not to waste square meters of vegetal soil, on the one hand, and of the idea of having a lit entrance through a patio, on the other hand, since it is a plot between infill buildings. Such a layout generates a topographic play with a system of green ramps that connect the zero level with the first floor and the cover, thus creating a continuous garden terrace. MeMo is a project in which the architectural path plays a decisive role since we have to bear in mind that the habitual and occasional users are offered a sight show. Such a show is not only a fixed image, but rather a series of images that overlap, and each frame of the scene has been carefully thought. We conceive the sustainability of the project as a path, not as a goal. Hence, we base our path on the LEED standards and we incorporate the concepts of durability and economy which are fundamental in our architectural works, thus satisfying the needs of the present generation without endangering the possibilities of future generations since the impact on the environment and its inhabitants are significantly reduced.

 

 

 


 

First of all, we approach the path of sustainability by choosing a sustainable lot where the owner can perform most of her activities on foot or on a bicycle, and she can also use native vegetation in her gardens and covers, thus restoring the natural landscape and reducing rainwater effluent. Then we began the design with a bio-environmental impression, taking special attention to every detail of the project, from the location of the plot, its orientation, the morphology of the volume built with respect to the sun’s path and its impact on the different spaces to make the most of the solar energy, the strategic location of native vegetation and the choice of insulating materials of the architectural envelope. Once we determine the volumetry of the building, we begin with more specific interventions. Starting with the efficient use of water through efficient wastewater technology, and by reducing water consumption using rainwater for the irrigation of native vegetation, which has a minimum hydration requirement. As regards energy efficiency, we have solar panels not only for the supply of electric energy but also for the power for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. We also add the adequate windows with DVH-type glasses which increase thermal insulation. Both of these measures allow us to reduce energy consumption.

 

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