Text description provided by the architects. In sight of a comfortable house for the whole family, the owners decided to renovate an old house from the early 50s. The architects from Lab Arquitetos developed the project in order to integrate the outdoor area to the inside of the house, making it possible the usage of pergolas, balconies and wide windows.
Searching for an aesthetical look that refers to the northern Argentina fields and grasslands, rustic materials such as wood were used, contrasting with the contemporary furniture and integrated rooms. The original laundry area gave place to a living area with an open garden and grill area, both with view to the refurbished swiming pool.
The fence and low walls were removed so all rooms could be integrated, giving place to a exuberante landscape.
The lower plan was expanded, conecting the living room and balcony area through the pergola area. Made of corten steel , the pergola has it´s structure apparent and also sustains the upper floor new balcony. One of the greatests urprises during construction was the chance to leave the existing roof structure apparent, requiring only some repair and maintenance in some points and a new painting finish.