Mini House / Agustina Ruival

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Mendiolaza, Argentina
© Gonzalo Viramonte

Text description provided by the architects. Only 30 minutes from the city of Córdoba is the town of Mendiolaza, recently declared a city. The house is located in this unique environment, with a mountainous geography and enviable vegetation, designed for a young couple without children, with an intense social life. The rectangular site is on a corner with a frontage of 42.80 meters, and a two meter level difference along its length.

© Gonzalo Viramonte

We considered the following design guidelines: to accomplish in this first phase of construction a maximum relationship between interior and exterior; optimal orientations, views, and a functionality that suits the needs of the clients. This is how the house is conceived. On the other hand, we had to consider the organization and logistics of the construction, as it was developed with the PROCREAR credit, awarded by Hipotecario Bank, which forced us to respect schedules and items to be developed by stages.


The house unfolds linearly, parallel to the street, with pure geometries and simple elements. Stone cladding, a horizontal slit window, and a pivoting sheet metal door, are the only elements on the main facade. As for the interior, proposed as a unique social space that extends through a central opening with a north facing gallery, optimizes natural light in all seasons. Using rustic materials such as stone cladding, cement floors, and mobile wood partitions, this haven of high life in the heart of the Sierras Chicas is planted.

© Gonzalo Viramonte

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Cite: "Mini House / Agustina Ruival" [Mini House / Agustina Ruival] 13 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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