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FyF Residence / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

  • 01:00 - 23 November, 2010
FyF Residence / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosario, Argentina
  • Architects

    P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
  • Project Team

    Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich
  • Client

    Florencia and Fernando Garcia
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007

From the architect. FyF is located in the outskirts of Rosario , approximately 300 km north of Buenos Aires. The small house of approximately 200 m2 is built in a new residential development adjacent to a traditional neighborhood. FyF can be described as a spatial and physical attempt to challenge the planar stability and flat homogeneity of the Pampas landscape in a domestic setting. The project was conceived as a monolithic solid, a monochromatic form punctuated only by subtle inflections that establish a complex physical relationship among the different spaces while maintaining a sense of identity and privacy between them.

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Specifically, a supple cast-on-site reinforced concrete shell constitutes the body of the house. Determined by a structuring geometry governing the shape of the house, problematic transitions are registered into the shell through local folds and bends. Perforations in those transitions produce openings where fenestration is located, allowing for internal conditions of interstitial luminosity, cross-ventilation, and oblique views. Moreover, through shape and disposition, these openings experientially accentuate or play down the effects of the mass, while emphasizing its overall topology.

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The residence is organized into a basic disposition of public and private spaces connected by a central corridor and articulated by a small light well. The internal atmosphere of the house offers a contrasting effect between calmness and fluidity. While all rooms are discretely separated, they are also connected by means of strategic openings located right at the transitions, hence adding to the main areas of the house a sense of controlled endlessness.

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Because one of the clients is an agricultural engineer and a landscape designer, the project offered the opportunity to incorporate a special activity into the program: a small green house. Instead of isolating it from the rest of the house, we chose to situate the green house in a continuous spatial sequence with interior social spaces, swimming pool and solarium, thus integrating house with garden and exploiting its expressive dynamism.

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Placed in close proximity to the main public areas, a pliant pool produces a cascading physical continuum with the body of the house. By torquing the volume and merging it with the ground, the pool complicates the spatial stability of the house and activates a dynamic and oblique sequence of movement and views to the landscape beyond. Tectonically, the projecting roof of the pool area is broken down into small coffer-like compartments that allow glazing facets to be flat, while indexing the complex curvature of the hyperbolic surface.

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44 Comments

jpsx · June 02, 2013

Looks fairly interesting in the axos, in real life looks like a melted trailerhome

LAMP · August 25, 2011

FyF Residence: sorprendente arquitectura con sorprendentes efectos lumínicos: http://ow.ly/5Piev

Allan · January 24, 2011

It'snot bad. More like interesting.

Florencia H · December 18, 2010

@ronaldo1ro te gusta el diseno?mira mi casita de rosario FyF Residence / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/i99ktj vía @archdaily

Michael Baugus · November 30, 2010

Hyperbolic what? FyF Residence / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/fgqv3R

Bill Romanos · November 27, 2010

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Juan Malcolm · November 26, 2010

Miren que casita hay en #Rosario, #Argentina. #arquitectura. http://www.archdaily.com/90830...

Juan Malcolm · November 26, 2010

Miren que casita hay en #Rosario, #Argentina. #arquitectura. http://www.archdaily.com/90830...

SOOJIN.K · November 26, 2010

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SOOJIN.K · November 26, 2010

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Alexandre Viveiros · November 25, 2010

http://ht.ly/3ff8C Isso sim é arquitetura moderna a lá Oscar Niemeyer

PMArch · November 25, 2010

Great house.

Brad · November 25, 2010

Is that envy?

Florencia H · November 25, 2010

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James · November 25, 2010

The good thing about this design is that any rain will wash the facade and deposit all the runoff in the pool. Oh, wait...

tDA · November 24, 2010

Even the plants look depressed in this mess.

blogs of the world · November 24, 2010

Architects: PATTERNS Location: Rosario, Argentina Client: Florencia and Fernando Garcia Pr... http://reduce.li/dwi93n #pattern

gabriel silva · November 24, 2010

they should learn to do architecture like "open city" (http://www.amereida.cl/1991/ho... better than doing this...

Rembo · November 24, 2010

It's a very tricky thing to match a project's ambition with it's budget and scale. Unfortunately, this project misses that mark in a major way. The standardized parti, the lack of component integration, the lack of refined detail all-together, the awkwardly tight proportions of space and a sad situation in context are in conflict with the geometric gymnastics being attempted here. Kudos to P... (their name is too annoying to type) for getting it built, but perhaps not the right thing TO build in its place and time.

ruj rattanapahu · November 24, 2010

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up_today_arch · November 24, 2010

May be someone just can think exactly like Frank Genry?...

Dennis · November 24, 2010

absolutely awful. there's no justifying this

Nahum Gershon · November 24, 2010

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Caroline Halliwell · November 24, 2010

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SungWha Na · November 24, 2010

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kolohe · November 24, 2010

wow, horrendous.
seems so dated doesn't it?

Shape · November 26, 2010 05:15 PM

Kolohe; have you ever seen a brick?

Brad · November 24, 2010 02:52 PM

You're surely an experienced arch.
Keep going. You'll do it.

Red Wolf · November 24, 2010

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Architekt R V Scholz · November 24, 2010

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DEZIGN · November 24, 2010

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Cesar · November 24, 2010

This would be such a hit in LA.

Backbone Design · November 24, 2010

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Architecture+Molding · November 24, 2010

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Barry Maguire · November 24, 2010

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Engy · November 24, 2010

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GraphicVision · November 24, 2010

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Edgard Georges · November 24, 2010

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tuttibubulonis · November 24, 2010

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Erik Joya · November 24, 2010

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INawe · November 24, 2010

Wow. Fail on so many levels. Poor execution and material choice being the exclamation mark!

architect · November 24, 2010

someone has been reading a lot of frank gehry's books

æon · November 24, 2010

Doing it with paperboard in a scale model, should be easiest than doing it with concrete, I guess.

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