Houses between the trees / Sitio Arquitectura

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Houses between the trees / Sitio Arquitectura

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  • Region Area of ​​this architecture project Region :
    6135 ft²

  • Year Year of realization of this architectural project

    Year:


    2020


  • Photographs

  • Manufacturers Marks with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Vector works, Marcos Paz ceramics, chaos software, VF, Loma Negra, Maderplak, Marmoleria Cozzi & Cozzi, Ternium, Trimble Navigation, ferrum

  • Main architects:

    Augusto Montes de Oca, Carlos Zelarayan

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Text description provided by the architects. Presented with the challenge of designing a group of 3 houses in the Yungas in Tucumán, a common logic was sought in response to the landscape and the particular conditions of each house. 3 rooms – all white, stripped, regular, anchored – infiltrate to let the landscape generate new relationships. The white walls act as a canvas against the green landscape in which the trees cast their shadows.

oblique set 03
oblique set 03

The existence of trees on the building plot invites the architecture to integrate them inside the houses inside patios that allow direct light and control privacy. The architecture is shaped as an element of the landscape and the unique conditions in which it is inserted, aiming to generate a subtle and respectful dialogue. The commission demanded a building system that takes into account the strengths and weaknesses of local labor as well as local technology and traditional building techniques.

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House 1 - Map
House 1 – Map
House 1 - Sections
House 1 – Sections
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In all cases, the answer has been found in a constructive simplicity that creates regular volumes. The elements that make up the materiality of the constructive set are the seamless concrete floors, the industrial ceilings in wooden panels to solve the covers, the walls in white plastered bricks and the fenestrations hidden in hollow frames. The planning of these logics common to the 3 projects allowed us to achieve a coherent whole while preserving the specificities of each house, both in their functional programs and in the spatial situations they offer.

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House 2 - Plan
House 2 – Plan
House 2 - Sections
House 2 – Sections
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HOUSE 1 is set in a rectangular plot with a noticeable slope lengthwise. The main architectural gesture was to place the cover element imitating the natural slope to minimize the visual impact on the landscape. Under the cover, the ground moves in stages that generate different spatial situations, links and connections with the surrounding landscape.

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House 3 - Map
House 3 – Map
House 3 - Sections
House 3 – Sections
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HOUSE 2 is placed in an unconventional triangular plot. A regular volume, placed lengthwise on the large side of the plot, divides it, creating a controlled overflow area at the rear. On each side of the plot, the volume closes following the horizontal limits in order to orient the view and control privacy.

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HOUSE 3 is located in regular terrain, on a hill overlooking the city. A single volume occupies the entire width of the plot, arranged in a linear fashion, and divided lengthwise. This defines two distinct functional areas. The social space is shaped as a spatial continuum alternating covered, semi-covered and uncovered spaces. The main spaces are linked both to the front of the building which overlooks the city and to the rear which has direct contact with the hill of San Javier, defining itself as a mediator of the landscape.

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