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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

ROOT HOUSE in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Speziale Linares Arquitectos

 
February 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Speziale Linares Arquitectos

The house is located in a closed neighborhood in the northern side of Buenos Aires and is implanted in a ​​940 m2 lot. At the back of it there is a navigable canal that leads to the Lujan River.

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

  • Architects: Speziale Linares Arquitectos
  • Project: ROOT HOUSE
  • Location: San Benito neighborhood, Bs. As., Argentina  
  • COLLABORATOR: Engineer  M. Piana   (structure)
  • DESIGN TEAM: Architect  Javier Speziale, Architect Patricia Linares, Architect Matías Quintela, Architect Guillermo Gauna, Architect Agustina Acosta
  • SCALE: 230 square meters
  • YEAR:2013

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

This strongly natural feature and the desire of the client to have a permeable house, closely linked to the environment, were the starting points for the project. We imagine then that the house could behave like a root that is taking possession of the land. A linear element, that bifurcates, goes up or down depending on the obstacles that wants to avoid or the objectives to follow during the growing process. Therefore, the architecture appears in this lot as a living element that will deformed according to the needs of the program or seeking to maximize contact with the outside space.

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

The program needs can be summarized as three lofts: the social space on the ground floor, the master suite at an intermediate level and the secondary bedrooms upstairs (which can be integrated to form a single space to share activities like studying , resting, playing). The relationship between them is given by courtyards and slopes, playing in an ambiguous way between privacy and integration looking not to lose the spatial fluidity. On the other hand, each sector is associated in a particular way to the outside. The large living–dining room and kitchen continues into the garden through a gallery. The kitchen, at the same time, faces an internal courtyard. The master bedroom, develops to the back to approach the river and rises half a level to win views over it. The two children ‘s bedrooms on the first floor, extend to a terrace which offers various possibilities of use and especially views over the bay. Finally, note the pool, located strategically along the coast, with an infinite overflow in order to have a visual integration of the two waters (river/pool) and the solarium, a few steps below, appears as a great platform providing a living space in the garden from which to contemplate the surrounding landscape.

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Regarding the morphological aspect, we propose a concrete ribbon that gives structure and continuity to the whole, besides generating the different spaces. At the back appears resting on earth slopes and goes up at the front, generating a side yard, the access and finally the first floor bedrooms. As a complement, there are some blind walls that offer privacy and contain the services (laundry, machine room, toilette).

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

The construction idea has to do with merging skin, structure and enclosure, plus minimizing maintenance costs. It is for this reason that appears concrete as the main material resolving not only constructional or structural needs but also the programmatic and aesthetic. We were interested in a design that results in a rational and expressive use of the material.

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

To conclude, we can say that this house is intended to be a refuge, connected in a deep way with the place and generating, at the same time, spaces for inspiration.

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

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Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

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Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

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