Sobrino House / A4estudio

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Architects: A4estudio / Leonardo Codina & Juan Manuel Filice
Location: Mendoza,
Project Area: 540 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of A4estudio

Facing a complex project where the house is also a workplace, we proposed an organized level where all the living uses and human relations are possible: relax, shelter, contemplation and work.

ground floor plan
second floor plan

In a topographic operation, all the family activities converges in a common volume that lands on the highest level of the ground and rises 2.5 m from the lowest part. This operation proposes the entry to the house underneath all these activities, stripping at this point the natural slope.

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Square floor plan, perimeter activities program in relation to the best sunshine light and views, and the circulations related to a central patio that strips the natural slope of the site, structure an eccentric and dens spatiality, where the path ways became the heart of the house.

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At the top of the house, a system of inverted beams and concrete tensors hold the corbels, exposing the structure as part of the identity of the house.

In this way, a family life in an elevated and intimate plan that supports different uses and senses is possible.

Cite: "Sobrino House / A4estudio" 24 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>

    Beautiful house !

    The structural system is amazing !

  • thiago almeida

    nice house! Congratulations!

  • Dennis

    this hasn’t been built yet right? architectural renderings are so good nowadays, it’s difficult to tell sometimes! :)

    • Juan Manuel Filice

      Dennis,the house is built in Mendoza, Argentina.
      When ever you feel come to Mendoza and visit it.

  • Cihan Kaygusuz

    Great job!