Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, House E246 by Ezequiel Amado Cattaneo | The Hardt
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, House E246 by Ezequiel Amado Cattaneo. Within an irregular terrain, and taking orientation as a fundamental premise, the house is implanted with the clear intention of maximizing the sun and the view. Sited in front of green space and near the edge of the neighborhood, the main volume is oriented parallel to the neighboring building, attached to the lateral retreat, taking advantage of the longitudinal extension for the development of the necessary program. The materiality adopted is simple and rational. Armed concrete partitions, largely glazed cloths, and black prepainted aluminum carpentry maintain the monochrome to highlight and enhance the surrounding green. On the ground floor, the social sector of the house is accommodated around a series of courtyards, which lighten and shape the space. In this way the green is added to the daily life of the house, strengthening the relationship between interior and exterior maintaining the essence of the place.
Upstairs, a blunt black volume aligns the bedrooms and private stairs towards the green and the horizon, providing them with the best orientation. Its materiality is differentiated by a siding cementitious siding type, which accentuates its linearity and gives it a strong recognizable imprint. A strong, gestural cantilever forms the parking lot and frames the access, which is presented as a transparent nexus, by which you can guess the bottom of the lot and the mirror of water that closes the whole.
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- Till House (2014) by WMR Arquitectos