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  7. La Viña Suburban Dwelling / Juan Salassa, Santiago Tissot & Iván Castañeda

La Viña Suburban Dwelling / Juan Salassa, Santiago Tissot & Iván Castañeda

  • 11:00 - 22 May, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
La Viña Suburban Dwelling / Juan Salassa, Santiago Tissot & Iván Castañeda
La Viña Suburban Dwelling / Juan Salassa, Santiago Tissot & Iván Castañeda, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte + 22

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

“We are interested in the house as a fundamental instrument to live in our time…”

Charles Eames.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

Our scope for architectural production is based in the city of Alta Gracia, located in the Mediterranean province of Argentina. A mountain town with a Jesuit Hispanic origin, and very strong in the nineteenth century by the arrival of the railway and its iron and steel infrastructure.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

MEMORY AND TRANSGRESSION

An atemporal container supported on the semi-urban grid, as an artificial element that only seeks to contemplate the environment, as well as the environment seeks to contemplate it. In a contemporary way, its boundaries evoke the remnants of the industrial era of Alta Gracia, the English style steel sheet houses, the station and the train.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

THE SPACE

Diaphanous environments, without fanfare. What matters is the interaction of the object with its surroundings. The intermediate spaces pose the eternal tension between the natural and the human impact.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

Located in the west of the city of Alta Gracia, in a peripheral area of high environmental quality. On a plot of 12x50 party we design a compact house, prioritizing good natural light and the views to the mountains and creek. The level of support is above 2.5 meters with respect to the sidewalk, this allowed us to generate large openings without prejudice to privacy.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The social areas are linked to the intermediate spaces on the north party wall and the bedrooms are slightly separated from the south party wall. Thus the spatial continuity between the common areas of the house and the site seeks to integrate the program between interior and exterior.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

The main materials used are exposed reinforced concrete on the upper level and black metal sheet on the side enclosures, the intention of minimizing maintenance of the dwelling was determinant in the choice of materials.

Section
Section

TECHNICAL REPORT

The structure is designed with continuous walls made of common brick, supported on reinforced concrete bases and metal columns on the corner windows. The flat roof was built of exposed reinforced concrete.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

In order to minimize the impact of moisture, as it is an area of lush vegetation and little sunlight, we decided to cover the peripheral walls in black metal. The frames are made of natural aluminum combining mobile and fixed panels. The interiors have granite floors and kitchen and bathroom areas are clad in Venetian tiles. We sought material and structural coherence according to local resources and techniques.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

THOUGHTS ON PRODUCTION MODES

The house has no specific clients, it was constructed for the purpose of the real estate market, where the challenge was to propose a more proactive concept as critical to the perverse ways of real estate production that propose housing as an object of profitable consumption.

La Viña Suburban Dwelling / Juan Salassa, Santiago Tissot & Iván Castañeda, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

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Cite: "La Viña Suburban Dwelling / Juan Salassa, Santiago Tissot & Iván Castañeda" [Vivienda suburbana “La Viña” / Juan Salassa, Santiago Tissot e Iván Castañeda] 22 May 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/629504/la-vina-suburban-dwelling-juan-salassa-santiago-tissot-e-ivan-castaneda/> ISSN 0719-8884
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