Sobrino House / A4estudio

Sobrino House / A4estudio - Stairs, HandrailSobrino House / A4estudio - Windows, Facade, Glass, Concrete, Beam, HandrailSobrino House / A4estudio - Sofa, Table, Chair, BeamSobrino House / A4estudio - Brick, FacadeSobrino House / A4estudio - More Images+ 16

Mendoza, Argentina
  • Architects: A4estudio: A4estudio / Leonardo Codina & Juan Manuel Filice
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  540
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010

Text description provided by the architects. Facing a complex project where the house is also a workplace, we proposed an organized level where all the living uses and human relations are possible: relax, shelter, contemplation and work.

Sobrino House / A4estudio - Windows, Facade, Glass, Concrete, Beam, Handrail
Courtesy of A4ESTUDIO

In a topographic operation, all the family activities converges in a common volume that lands on the highest level of the ground and rises 2.5 m from the lowest part. This operation proposes the entry to the house underneath all these activities, stripping at this point the natural slope.

Sobrino House / A4estudio - Windows, Courtyard
Courtesy of A4ESTUDIO

Square floor plan, perimeter activities program in relation to the best sunshine light and views, and the circulations related to a central patio that strips the natural slope of the site, structure an eccentric and dens spatiality, where the path ways became the heart of the house.

Sobrino House / A4estudio - Facade
Courtesy of A4ESTUDIO

At the top of the house, a system of inverted beams and concrete tensors hold the corbels, exposing the structure as part of the identity of the house.

Sobrino House / A4estudio - Windows, Stairs, Facade, Concrete, Handrail
Courtesy of A4ESTUDIO

In this way, a family life in an elevated and intimate plan that supports different uses and senses is possible.

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Courtesy of A4ESTUDIO

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Cite: "Sobrino House / A4estudio" 24 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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