Evans House / A4estudio

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Tunuyán, Argentina
  • Architects: A4estudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  270
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Michael Evans
Evans House  / A4estudio - Windows, Facade
© Michael Evans

Text description provided by the architects. The vineyard landscape with the Andes Mountains is subtle, we must rise over the vegetation line to get the views of the valley and the Andes mountains.

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© Michael Evans

Construction of an artifice.

The project is a prism that sits on a basement. The natural landscape of Uco`s Valley, framed by the Andes, gets culturalized with the vineyards plots. It is extensive. It invites us to contemplate, to breathe ... to stay ...

Evans House  / A4estudio - Brick, Facade
© Michael Evans

Working on such context is a challenge, but  a great responsibility as well. The project resulting from this process should meet the spirit of this natural background, be part of it ...

Evans House  / A4estudio - Windows, Forest
© Michael Evans

The project is designed with the logic of the hollowed trunk. From the inside, the space concentrates the west and east views. The exterior coated in rusty metal dialogues with the cultural landscape of vineyards ... while the inside is coated in natural wood.

Evans House  / A4estudio - Sink, Countertop, Windows, Table, Kitchen, Beam, Chair
© Michael Evans
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First Floor Plan
Evans House  / A4estudio - Beam, Bedroom, Bed
© Michael Evans

The basement is built with local river stones, their colors dialogue with the mineral and arid natural landscape.

Evans House  / A4estudio - Stairs, Door, Handrail
© Michael Evans
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Ground Floor Plan
Evans House  / A4estudio - Facade, Concrete
© Michael Evans

On top of the basement, the house arranges the diurnal areas, placing the viewer in a dominant position, framing views of the landscape.

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Section 1
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Section 2

The research focuses on the relation between the project and the landscape where it sits. A process that goes from the dominant landscape and the constructed element in contact with the natural soil, to get shelter and perceive the dominant views.

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© Michael Evans

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Cite: "Evans House / A4estudio" 02 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776278/evans-house-a4estudio> ISSN 0719-8884

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