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Loma Verde House / moarqs

  • 13:00 - 21 August, 2016
Loma Verde House / moarqs
Loma Verde House  / moarqs, © Javier Agustin Rojas
© Javier Agustin Rojas

© Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Loma Verde, Argentina
  • Area

    95.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Author Architect

    Ignacio Montaldo
  • Collaborator Architects

    Lucrecia Brero, Torunn Vaksvik Skarstad, Jerónimo Bailat, Sofia Tomaselli,
  • Collaborator

    Jhosangela Ramirez, Milagros Torres Davila, Andreina Medina, Maria Eugenia Grijalva Venegas.
  • Main Contractor

    Carlos Rodríguez Palare / Arch Michelle Rodríguez Palare.
  • Site manager

    Arch Fernando Luna.
  • Structural Engineers

    Ing. German Comas, Ing. Fernando Saludas.
  • Landscape Architecture

    Ashild Mienna
  • Lighting consultant

    Verónica La Cruz
  • Ablution

    Eduardo Gamulin
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Javier Agustin Rojas
© Javier Agustin Rojas

Text description provided by the architects. The assignment is a home for a young family, the lot in the town of Loma Verde in Escobar, in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires, 55 km from the federal capital, on Route 9.

© Javier Agustin Rojas
© Javier Agustin Rojas

Both members the couple work in Escobar and the construction of their first home in Loma Verde, far from the civic and administrative center of the area implies a change in their lifestyle.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The lot dimensions are 15m wide x 30m deep. On the terrain there are three large trees that define the location of the house.

© Javier Agustin Rojas
© Javier Agustin Rojas

The house of 105 sqm is organized on a single floor and around a courtyard that opens onto the garden on one side. The interior height of the house is 2,40m with a living room ceiling of double height as to generate a window that incorporates the existing trees.


Because of a tight economic frame both material and labor-wise, the house was resolved with a traditional load-bearing construction of 18cm ceramic brick with precast light ceiling slabs. This is the construction method and technology that is most utilized around the Greater Buenos Aires. Foundations are solved by a linked beam with piling with a diameter of 20cm going 150cm deep into the ground. 

© Javier Agustin Rojas
© Javier Agustin Rojas

The openings are sliding doors of bent sheet metal and cedar. Along the entire face of the house towards the garden runs a gallery, 1mt wide, that produces a small interspace between facade and an iron enclosure of fencing 2 "x 3/4", constructed as folding sheets, 50cm wide.

© Javier Agustin Rojas
© Javier Agustin Rojas

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