This stunning modernist holiday home is a large imposing concrete structure, but at the same time seeks to adapt its scale to those who use it. The proposal was based on dividing the program into two, as if it were two autonomous houses.
The “lower” house has a more intimate relationship with the terrain and the nearby views, while the “superior”, in contrast, seeks a more intense relationship with the distant views of the lake, the mountains and the steep slope.
Located in Valle de Calamuchita, Cordoba, Argentina, the architects alarciaferrer arquitectos sought to create an impressive building that would sit calmly in its natural surroundings and make the most of the panoramic views.
By creating two sections within the house this not only conditions the use according to your requirement, but also to feel an intense use of each environment.
The layout of the whole house is linear, leaving all its rooms towards an optimal orientation, being only the main gallery, meeting point of the house, the environment that seeks to focus its disposition with a coloured hill.
The use of large patios not only allows a better illumination and ventilation of the environments but also emphasises its linear character, generating a more precise scale with its imposing context.
The materials used are low maintenance and respond to structural and project logics that balance their presence with their environment.
The setting of the pool and the building half way up the steep hill all add to drama of its surroundings.