The single-family house was designed by Argentina architectural firms Estudio BaBO. The single-family house project is located on a corner lot in a traditional Country Club in Pilar in the province of Buenos Aires. The clients of the three levels house project wish is to minimize the transitions between the different areas, and if possible, to solve the program on one single floor. The social areas are to be prioritized and emphasis should be put on creating a varied and fluid relationship between these spaces as well as between interior and exterior.
The facades are parted horizontally in tree parting from the interior situation, the need of breastworks and the size of the windows. The three resultant stripes are articulated tectonically, generating tension and mass: the windows are understood as the absence of these stripes. To keep the proposal within the planted logic, there are no intermediate columns; the stripes are considered structural elements, walls of reinforced concrete allowing them to cover large distances. The palette of materials is limited to the white painted structural concrete, promoting this way the texture of the wooden formwork and fulfilling the regulation of the particular area of the club. Windows are made in white aluminum, (double) glass and structures of wood as necessary sieves. All the walls are double with insulation and for the interiors plaster were chosen for the walls and granite mosaics for the floor of the ground floor and Guatambú wood for the top floor. The ceilings are made of concrete painted white.
Architects: Estudio BaBO; Photographs by Curro Palacios Taberner; Source: Contemporist