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Sinu River House / Antonio Sofan

  • 01:00 - 8 August, 2010
Sinu River House / Antonio Sofan
Sinu River House / Antonio Sofan, © Carlos Tobon
© Carlos Tobon

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Montería, Cordoba, Colombia
  • Architects

    Antonio Sofan
  • Project Team

    Jairo Gonzalez
  • Consulting Structural And Civil Engineers

    Fabio Gomez
  • Construction Cost

    €500,000
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
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From the architect. 500 sqm house built to overlook the Sinu River, the second largest of Colombia. Its valley of fertile land and steamy weather all year around is lined up with dense gangs of wild trees that at the water’s edge brush the river current. The design concept starts with 2 white boxes connected by the access and from which large pieces are taken away creating shaded terraces. Blue color is uncovered when subtracting from the mass in the form of thin mosaic surfaces revealed by "z" shaped metal trims.

© Carlos Tobon
© Carlos Tobon

The tallest nave houses the living, dinning, kitchen and services. The shortest mass contains four bedrooms, two of them facing the pool which runs all the way across the width of the house.

© Carlos Tobon
© Carlos Tobon

The living and dining rooms have soaring ceilings witch reach the 5 meters. Patterned painted cement tiles in shades of blue were used to clad a coffer above the living room ceiling which is as well emphasized by a light cove. A much more subtle geometry is used to highlight the ceiling above the dining room, a pattern formed by bare fluorescent light bulbs flush to the face of the drywall ceiling. While the inside has high ceilings, all the exterior shaded decks have low ceilings and are protected by the sun with two and a half meters of overhangs.

© Carlos Tobon
© Carlos Tobon
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25 Comments

colombiano · August 15, 2010

absolutamente espantoso, falto de proporciones y tectonica.

muy mal.

dan · August 13, 2010

i know about costs in the area and whoever owns this house got swindled. 500k euros can buy you 6 houses like this or even more.

on the positive side , i like the exteriors since they look contemporary and at the same time blend in with the local vernacular style.

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up_today_arch · August 09, 2010

Outside style of this house is clear and fresh, I agree... But about inside... I think desiner, or, may be decorator should improve her/him self teast.... see this horiffic fabrics on the sofa...

jack · August 09, 2010

unimaginitive. uninspiring.

El criticon · August 09, 2010

todo ok pero:
-El vestier de la alcoba principal esta super embolatado...Parece hecho para un edificio de cinco pisos entre medianeras.
-Con tremenda area disponible y ni siquiera fue capaz de darle una alcoba decente a las muchachas del servicio...ademas ventana interior?

Albert · August 09, 2010

Very #cool #house by Colombian Antonio Sofan
Nice, airy, modest and cozy. http://bit.ly/cPpC4E

Albert · August 09, 2010

I like the nicely-balanced two-winged plan, I like bold exterior colors, clear rectangular shape of elongated pool, airy interiors with those southern motives... Hey, look I like practically everything about this unpretentious yet very professional job. I think it is done with great taste and calm modesty. I feel harmony it the air... Some N. American designers should learn from it.

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