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The Forest / GRUPOURBAN Arq.

  • 15:00 - 10 August, 2016
The Forest / GRUPOURBAN Arq.
The Forest / GRUPOURBAN Arq., © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte + 33

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

"The Forest ", is situated minutes away from Córdoba Capital in the town of Calera. This house belongs to a family with a strong passion for art and design. 

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

The main idea was to design a wide, naturally bright home by taking advantage of Cordoba´s warm weather and natural environment. 

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

We designed a housing scheme that would take the least amount of trees, and integrate them into every room of the house. We also took full advantage of this idea by using the trees as a "shield" preserving the privacy by also closing the house off from the street and directing all activities towards the backyard. 

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte
Plan
Plan
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

The project consists on a two story house with a separate covered patio. On the first floor to the right is the service area, kitchen, playroom, "family room" and a social room equipped with T.V dining area and a bar. To the left side of the house, there is the children’s bedroom, a library, reading room and a mediation area that visually connects with the pool and its surrounding trees, creating a warm and calm atmosphere. 

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

Aligned with the main entrance we have the pool, partially covered, which serves as a connector between the house and the covered patio. 

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte
Section
Section
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

The covered patio itself houses a fully equipped kitchen and grilling area, spacious dining table, a lounge and fireplace. 

Lastly, the entire top floor is designed for the master bedroom, with a separate dressing room, master bathroom and sauna.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

We used mainly materials such as wood and stone to integrate the house as much as possible with its natural surroundings. The same concept is brought to the interior space by providing as much natural lighting as possible thanks to the large openings strategically placed throughout the house. 

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

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Cite: "The Forest / GRUPOURBAN Arq." 10 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/791270/casa-en-el-bosque-grupourban-arq/> ISSN 0719-8884
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