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  5. Leandro Villalba, Nicolás Rudolph, Omar Vila, Joaquín López, Pablo Canén, Patrick Apolant, Sebastián Martinez
  6. 2014
  7. House Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, Martinez

House Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, Martinez

  • 01:00 - 3 December, 2014
House Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, Martinez
House Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, Martinez, © Nicolás Rudolph
© Nicolás Rudolph

© Nicolás Rudolph © Nicolás Rudolph © Nicolás Rudolph Courtesy of Pablo Canén y Joaquín López + 22

  • Collaborators

    pons + varela Arq. Santiago Pons, Arq. Alma Varela
  • Structure

    Ing. Alberto Catañy
  • Sanitary Consultant

    Daniel Costa
  • Lightning Consultant

    Carlos Galante
  • Constructor

    MR Construcciones
  • Furniture

    Menini-Nicola
  • Site Area

    745 mts2
  • Constructed area

    96 mts2 interiors y 72.4 mts2 exteriors
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Nicolás Rudolph
© Nicolás Rudolph

Text description provided by the architects. Which are the limits of the traditional housing protocol? The project is a specialized mediation mechanism between the ideas and the built reality.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Adaptability is searched in a realistic path, without sacrificing necessary explorations, not as an emulation of flexibility, but as a neutral inhabit platform. Multiple appropriations, rather than an options menu. Assuming an array of predictions for an undefined user seems an infertile path. Consequently, the disposition of inhabitable spaces can establish specific uses, as well as integrate or fuse with the exterior built spaces, circulations and green areas. This vectors suggest expansion possibilities according to the interests of the diverse inhabitants. The composition logic allows, in all cases, to increase the buildable space, from the public areas to the private space and in correspondence with the free terrain.

Courtesy of Pablo Canén y Joaquín López
Courtesy of Pablo Canén y Joaquín López

Such a concept poses a unique bond with the building’s environment, not as an unalterable guest, but as an act of construction. While the site welcomes us, the environment happens in terms of new topologies. The general configuration receives meaning and essence from the site itself. Two cement paneled heavy solids, embrace the micro pine forest, creating an in-between transparency that behaves as the main public space of the house.

Courtesy of Pablo Canén y Joaquín López
Courtesy of Pablo Canén y Joaquín López
Section
Section

Its section takes advantage of the topography, avoiding any kind of mimesis. The eastern exterior solid, has an elevation of 3.00m; meanwhile, as the land rises, an intimate space of 2.40m is provided for private rooms. In spite of this subtle vibration, the upper boundary remains imperturbable, allowing the continuity of the interior spaces by the shapes and textures.

Courtesy of Pablo Canén y Joaquín López
Courtesy of Pablo Canén y Joaquín López

Its asymmetric "H" typology outlines two outdoor patios, overlooked by the rooms, providing a big relation space. Meanwhile, the topography invades its surface, blurring the boundary between a projected exterior and a natural outside. A deploying inhabitable device takes the intimate life to the nature, and incorporates the ambient domain to its interior.

© Nicolás Rudolph
© Nicolás Rudolph

The dialog with the climate component is possible, owing to the Parti and implantation. Its sustainability appears not as a technological boast, but as design sobriety. The sunlight scans the bedrooms and collective areas in a balanced way. The opacity – transparency dialog of the sunlit facades is boosted by the patio system.

© Nicolás Rudolph
© Nicolás Rudolph

The non-compact Parti generates more area of vertical surfaces. Consequently, the perforated-ventilated façade generates a passive conditioning system, sensitive to orientation. Likewise, its versatility and piercing allow generating a conceptual solid. The material dimension of the piece allows to absorb the time passage. Its tectonic condition is not worn out by time; on the contrary, it is embellished. Its practical consequences are: durability and close-to-zero maintenance.

Elevation
Elevation

From a space phenomenology perspective, its sensible perforations constitute a haptic quality regarding air quality and light. From the inside, a series of perforations as a veil, reveal nuanced landscape dynamics. From the outside, they generate a cloak that both hides and shows a serene, stressed out domestic activity.

© Nicolás Rudolph
© Nicolás Rudolph

Light used as a material, idea as shape, gravity as reference. SIMPLICITY AND PRECISION. A nude, intelligent, ESSENTIAL beauty

Cite: "House Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, Martinez" 03 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/573578/house-architecture-rifa-g-07-leandro-villalba-nicolas-rudolph-omar-vila-joaquin-lopez-pablo-canen-patrick-apolant-sebastian-martinez/> ISSN 0719-8884