House DV / Colle-Croce

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Pilar, Argentina
  • Architects: Colle-Croce
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Clintech, Cristian Holzinger, Videla Construcciones
House DV / Colle-Croce - Facade
© Javier Agustín Rojas

Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in an urbanization in the town of Pilar, province of Buenos Aires. The environment is characterized by a long-standing, profuse vegetation.


On a 20m x 40m. plot, the implantation seeks to minimize the footprint of the house to achieve a greater absorbent surface soil, and direct natural illumination of all north-facing areas of the house.

House DV / Colle-Croce - Windows, Facade
© Javier Agustín Rojas

The resolution of the cross section allows incorporating the gallery insidet the built volume and qualifying the public area with a higher altitude.

House DV / Colle-Croce - Stairs, Handrail
© Javier Agustín Rojas

On the ground floor the window system favors the expansion of the living room and the kitchen into the gallery. The access, toilet, sauna hydro-massage and the service area safeguard this huge ground floor from the street. 


The stereotomic plinth made of reinforced concret confers solidity. Furthermore, the tectonic finish of the house with a steel frame system along with a metalic cover, complet the expressive-comstructive system of the house.

House DV / Colle-Croce - Table, Chair, Facade, Patio, Courtyard
© Javier Agustín Rojas

“We define stereotomic architecture as that one in which gravity is discountinuosly transferred, in a continuous structural system where the constructive continuity is completed. It´s a massive architecture, petreous, heavy. That one that sits on the soil as emerging from there. It´s the architecture that follow the light, that one that pierce the walls so the light could enter. It´s the architecture of the podium, the plinth. That one of the stylobate. It´s, summarizing, the cave architecture.” Campo Baeza.

House DV / Colle-Croce - Image 3 of 17
© Javier Agustín Rojas

“We define tectonic architecture as that one in which gravity is discountinuosly transferred, in a structural system with knots where the construction is syncopated. It´s a boney architecture, woody, light. That one that settle on the soil as raising on tiptoe. It´s the architecture that safeguard from light, that look after their hollow to control the light coming inside. It´s the shell architecture. The one of the abacus. It´s, summarizing, the architecture of the cottage.” Campo Baeza.

House DV / Colle-Croce - Facade
© Javier Agustín Rojas

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Cite: "House DV / Colle-Croce" 12 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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