A Simple Concrete House With Three Staggered Volumes
Located in a consolidated forest region from La Costa, in Argentina, this concrete house was designed by Besonias Almeida Arquitectos to serve as a home and studio and to take advantage of the landscape, the views and the topography. As always, there were numerous challenges which the architects had to overcome. One of them was related to the fact that the site has a 2 meter slope. The architects came up with the idea to build three staggered volumes with a different of around 45 centimeters in height between them. This organization of the spaces allows the house to respond to the topography in a practical and at the same time beautiful manner.
The eastern side of the house is exposed to the street and has few and controlled openings while the northern side allows the living spaces to extend outdoors, featuring a large covered terrace. The entrance is placed at the center of the floor plan. The interior spaces are delineated through hollow brick partitions while the main materials used throughout the house are concrete and glass. The polished concrete floor ensures a fluid and continuous interior design and elements such as the concrete kitchen counters maintain a simple aesthetic throughout the spaces.