- Construction: Carlos Madrid
- Sqm Cost: U$S 445
- City: Mar del Plata
- Country: Argentina
Text description provided by the architects. The Silent Houses have much to say. They are searching for new experiences of living. They are isolated from the world, because they feel somewhat hostile. They are not interested in the context, but sometimes they can look the outside . They are hard and dry, but the inside is neutral, appropriated and unstable. They are home to a hermit life.
The property is located in a residential neighborhood of medium density.
The proximity to the sea with its particular climate, low traffic and low occupancy of the homes in the area at certain times of year, are definite circumstances to decide the location as a succession of indoor experiences.
A succession of courtyards and filters organizes the house.
The garage functions as a first filter access from the outside. The first court announces the arrival of the living space.
Through the corridor you enter to another courtyard, this time covered (winter garden), which functions as a central space.
This works as a hub from which you can access to all rooms of the house. As in the ovenbird nest, the central space avoids "contamination" of the external environment, generating an "extra suitable- space" which can function as recreational space, work or simply as expansion.
A living room area integrated makes most of the wide of the plot and a large glazed surface is related (or not) with the backyard.
"We feel that nowadays, one of the needs of people is more freedom, at least in spatial terms. They want to avoid the constrictions and we feel that if you give them more possibilities they will thank them, because then they can develop their own freedom. In this sense, modernity is interesting because, according to our interpretation, there are no fixed territories, no fixed functions in a space. So you can imagine how easily you can move in the space, but in order to do that it has to be greater than the minimum. "Anne Lacaton
Extra space, Extra apropiable.