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  7. PELICANO House / Estudio Galera

PELICANO House / Estudio Galera

  • 15:00 - 22 May, 2015
PELICANO House / Estudio Galera
PELICANO House  / Estudio Galera, © Diego Medina – dcfotografia
© Diego Medina – dcfotografia

© Diego Medina – dcfotografia © Diego Medina – dcfotografia © Diego Medina – dcfotografia © Diego Medina – dcfotografia + 32

  • Planning and Project Direction

    Galera Studio
  • Design Team

    Ariel Galera, Diego Ballario, Cesar Amarante
  • Collaborator Architect

    Horacio Riga
  • Collaborator

    Veronica Coleman
  • Surveyor

    Claudio D´eramo
  • Structural Engineer

    Engineer Javier Mendia
  • Texts

    Francisco Villamil
  • Translation and text editing

    Soledad Pereyra
  • Contractor

    Acosta-Audine
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© Diego Medina – dcfotografia
© Diego Medina – dcfotografia

Text description provided by the architects. The project was designed around a specific design problem:  to satisfy functional, aesthetic, and semantic needs.

© Diego Medina – dcfotografia
© Diego Medina – dcfotografia

The house, situated on a 1032 m2 corner lot in the city of Cariló, is lifted above the natural terrain level due to the low height of the terrain and the area’s restrictions on modifying the natural topography. This creates an indirect link -visual rather than functional- between the house and the lot.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The program is divided into two wagons, separating the private from the social areas.

These wagons, which are placed in an L shape and are separated by half a level, open to the garden at the front façade as it engages the street.

© Diego Medina – dcfotografia
© Diego Medina – dcfotografia

The hierarchical access created by the house height and the various entrances of sunlight become the link between the different architectural volumes. This disposition offers flexibility of use to the residents of the house and protects their privacy.

Access Floor Plan
Access Floor Plan

The play of sunlight created over the different textures, which was paramount in the development of the project, makes the architectural experience rich to the senses and variable through time.  Oblique pergolas, roof fenestrations, ground level windows, bars of acrylic in concrete walls, repetitive columns which protect the kitchen, and the rhythmic brisolei which gives privacy to the bathrooms create daily games of sun and shades.

© Diego Medina – dcfotografia
© Diego Medina – dcfotografia

The use of materials in their natural state produces chromaticity and gives a rich tactile and visual texture. At the same time, the predominance of concrete generates a visual unity amongst the blocks, stone, and timber, granting a natural touch of warmth and ruggedness.

The house is an articulated and dynamic composition that plays with axis, scheme, skew, and rhythm.

© Diego Medina – dcfotografia
© Diego Medina – dcfotografia

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Cite: "PELICANO House / Estudio Galera" 22 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/629992/pelicano-house-estudio-galera/> ISSN 0719-8884
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