Experimental Brick Pavilion / Estudio Botteri-Connell

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City Bell, Argentina
  • General Coordinator: Rosalía Vicente
  • Structural Calculations: Rosana Del Panno, Juan José Turdo
  • Senior Architect: María Eugenia Rodríguez Daneri
  • Collaborators: Agustín Ichuribehere, Maximiliano Morzilli
  • Blacksmiths: Daniel Carbone, Víctor Sepúlveda
  • Builders: Horacio Alarcón, Diego Cappell, Diego Ferreyra, Alfredo Martínez, Carlos Molina, Claudio Monti, Mario Paniagua, Gustavo Scholz, Oscar Vega
  • Architect In Charge: Sofía Botteri Cappa, Patricio Connell
  • City: City Bell
  • Country: Argentina
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"...The architect...Through unconventional organization of conventional parts he is able to create new meanings within the whole... Familiar things seen in an unfamiliar context become perceptually new as well as old..."
Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture


In front of the opportunity about experimentation in a domestic work of a small scale, it's developed a series of essays that constitute the frame theorical-practical of project, manipulating a traditional element of our constructive culture in search new meanings and possibilities.

Experimental Brick Pavilion / Estudio Botteri-Connell - Chair
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

The order is about the construction of four weekend’s bedroom, materialized through horizontal and vertical planes of reinforced concrete that determine his bearing structure and spatial. The exterior enclosure of pavilion it is constituted for self-supporting brick panels of dry construction.

Experimental Brick Pavilion / Estudio Botteri-Connell - Facade, Garden
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

The constructive system start with the basic unit (common brick) disposed in repetitive way, alternating full and empty inside of a steel frame. As of positioning of "panderete" 55 whole bricks and 22 half supported each other without mortar, creates a panel of weft half-open that works as filter of light and protection of intimacy of the habitants.

Experimental Brick Pavilion / Estudio Botteri-Connell - Shelving, Chair
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
Experimental Brick Pavilion / Estudio Botteri-Connell - Brick
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

The rhythm generated for the alternation of the pieces and the silences between them produced a marked uniformity of the enclosure, nuanced for the step forward of some singular parts in the composition: the panels that conform the south facade count with the possibility to scroll allowing linkage of the bedrooms with the outside.  The dynamism acquired with the creation of movable panels of brick, submit the material to an unusual behavior, heightening the effect of latent instability to create a new context inside the set to experience capacities that have not been explore.

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© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

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Address:City Bell, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

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Cite: "Experimental Brick Pavilion / Estudio Botteri-Connell" 06 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785011/experimental-brick-pavilion-estudio-botteri-connell> ISSN 0719-8884

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