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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.

Housing in Calle Roca, Santa Cruz, Argentina by GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

 
March 15th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

The project consists of two sets of four houses each, placed in similar batches close together. One on the diagonal to the square of the city, with front on the street Rivadavia and the other in the block adjacent mid-block on the street Gral. Roca.

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

  • Architects: GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos
  • Project: Housing
  • Location: Las Heras, Santa Cruz, Argentina
  • Photography: Javier Agustin Rojas
  • Client: YPF S.A.
  • Construction: Arqsteel Celerwall
  • Project Team: Santiago Autunno, Manuel Galvez
  • Collaborators: Facundo Arias Solari, Carolina Locker, Rocio Garcia Giron
  • Structural Consultant: Gustavo Sist
  • Area: Rivadavia 424m2 / Roca 464m2
  • Project Year: 2015

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

In the first, the units are arranged in a line, repeated in series, giving a particular character to the corner in accordance with the first buildings of Las Heras; while in the mid-block houses, all unified volumetrically articulated in pairs, sharing the projections of the bedrooms at the front and the gaps left them, duplicate measures and blurring the division between a house and another.

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Both sets are built with structure galvanized steel profiles known as Steel-Frame and coated sheet pre painted black (guaranteeing the necessary solar heat gain in these latitudes). The material and color, provide continuity through the absence of eaves, unifying the “jagged” of the set volume.

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

On the ground floor, the base is of concrete block, used as a facing in places where openings require ledges or blind planes, and in the dividing and containments walls roads where wear for use is greater. Also they unified by color and material with the yard and exterior brushed concrete sidewalks.

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

The openings of black aluminum, were sized and positioned strategically depending on the solar effect, visual and natural lighting of the environment.

In response to the strong winds characteristic of the area, the window leaf that open are tilt-wing combined with fixed panels that in almost all cases have a ratio 1/3 – 2/3 respectively.” changing open cloths with the window leaf that opens.

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

The mark of the project, given by the characteristic profile of its sloping ceilings and the dark outline of its walls, stands without shrillness on the streets of the city.

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ - AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ - AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ - AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ - AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ - AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ - AUTUNNO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

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