Project ArchitectsLeonardo Codina y Juan Manuel Filice
Project Area428.0 m2
StructuresIng. Roberto Guerrero
Technical ManagementA4 estudio
Text description provided by the architects. Never start from scratch, every new project coexists with existing situations in a process of organization. In the case of this project, we rethink the dream of a house in the city, an office in the house, and the suburban barbecue, and we propose them together in the same plot.
This project inhabits the organization of this programmatic “congestion”, the equilibrium between the necessary independence and the desired relationship. With this intention, we design the house in three programmatic bands perpendicular to the street.
One band of public areas to the west, where the studio, the services, and the barbecue are arranged in relation to the street and the courtyard respectively. A band of semi-public spaces, like kitchen, dining room, living room, and gallery, are arranged in relation to the courtyard along with the band that contains spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms. Between them, a central access canal penetrates, connects, and articulates the dwelling longitudinally.
Perpendicularly, a system of structural concrete beams one meter high weaves these bands, defines heights, configures uses, and qualifies the spaces.