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House on the Mountain / Alric Galindez Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 27 January, 2010
House on the Mountain / Alric Galindez Arquitectos
House on the Mountain / Alric Galindez Arquitectos, © Courtesy Alric Galindez
© Courtesy Alric Galindez

© Courtesy Alric Galindez © Courtesy Alric Galindez © Courtesy Alric Galindez © Courtesy Alric Galindez +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bariloche, Argentina
  • Architects

    Alric Galindez Arquitectos / Santiago Alric, Carlos Galindez, Federico Lloveras
  • Interiors

    Patricia Gurfinkel, Sofía Mendoza
  • Collaborators

    Alfredo Quiroga, Sofía Peluffo, Joaquín Adot
  • Structural Engineer

    Jorge Zapata
  • Contractor

    Arrieta & Arrieta construcciones
  • Area

    591.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The house is a result of several stone boxes piled up on the side of a sloping area. Each one of these cases points and frames an outstanding view, where we can find Catedral, Otto, and Ventana mountains, as main characters of the landscape seen from inside.

The space is organized so that it can be divided in different zones, depending on the number of persons that are actually using the place. During most of the year, the house can be used by areas, smaller homes inside the big house for single couple trips or for groups of friends in leisure plans, or even both of them happening at the same time. These variety of layouts transform the inside life of the house, growing, changing, adapting, evolving.

We used local stones to keep a coherent language with the harsh and wonderful surrounding, trying to create the idea that the house was always there, just as another rock or an unnoticed natural feature. Snow seasons reinforce the idea. A white vast dominating view, only a few mountain peaks appear in dark contrast, and the house always there.

© Courtesy Alric Galindez
© Courtesy Alric Galindez

The social area is placed on the access level, dominating the best views captured by white calm boxes from inside, opposing to the overwhelming exterior. The master bedroom, and the guests room share this level too, each facing a different mountain, in this surprising kaleidoscope of sights.

On the ground floor level, the rooms for the kids, shaped by the land slope, creating different situations and volumes, and a two level loft, due to a sudden depression on the terrain becomes the boys master space.

© Courtesy Alric Galindez
© Courtesy Alric Galindez

As an extension of the deck, a sinuous wooden stair guides us to the last box, resting a few steps below. A sightseeing Jacuzzi offers the best sunset views of lake Gutierrez, and below the wooden deck, a warm gym and a sauna complete this relax an inspiring lookout, in an ideal mood, slightly above the Patagonian valley.

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Kostik1994 · June 02, 2010

dceeeeeeeeefe eeeeeeeeeeeeeee feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeefffe

Vibhav Sreekanti · May 02, 2010

Amazing. Look at those views.

R Goldschmidt · March 01, 2010

But, I realy like the combination of material. Well fit in the site

propertymark · February 24, 2010

Dream house of the day:

Nicholas Patten · February 02, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: House on the Mountain.

up_today_arch · January 28, 2010

Very chaotic, I think... It is beautiful and nice, but... is it style? Good profeshional study, the owner is very proud of this house... Perfect work, but not surprise.

mima · January 28, 2010

great architecture!
Is this also a kind of a hotel or does the client have so many children? I count plenty of bed spaces!?

hang · January 28, 2010 08:37 PM

Dude, only a rich man with many wives can afford this house:P

Rem Cool · January 28, 2010

Nice & cool architecture... in the best wave of historics argentinian monsters : Amancio Williams, Emilio Ambasz and Clorindo Testa !

Tom Parish · January 28, 2010

House on the Mountain / Alric Galindez Arquitectos

hernin · January 28, 2010

cool rock!

FG · January 28, 2010

This is beautiful though I'd hate to be the servant (and this being Argentina, it will be) cleaning that glazed roof over the stairs.

leogar · January 28, 2010

The entry leading to the stairs is awesome from the photo it is like if the house is enclosed by the rocks of the mountain. I also like how the bedrooms are laid out differently. Great Design!


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