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House MC2 / Gastón Castellano

  • 06:00 - 3 January, 2019
  • Curated by Danae Santibañez
House MC2 / Gastón Castellano
House MC2 / Gastón Castellano , © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

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  • Construction

    Carlos y Juan Baldaccini, Carlos Nievas
  • Structural Design

    MLM ( Mattiuz/Lozano/Mattiuz )
  • Electric Project

    Diego Rosales
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© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

Text description provided by the architects. The house MC2 is located in the south of the city of Córdoba, within a residential neighborhood close to the racecourse. Its  past ,linked to the equestrian activity, is still a feature of the area.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte
Programmatic scheme
Programmatic scheme
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

A plot with west – east orientation plus a large carob tree (  native tree ) in its interior were the starting points for this house, where the tree was from scratch , the element that conditioned  the project. All actions and interventions were based on its preservation and conservation. The main challenge, as regards the carob tree, was to develop   an extensive and complex program so as not to jeopardize its integrity.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

A plot with west – east orientation plus a large carob tree (  native tree ) in its interior were the starting points for this house, where the tree was from scratch , the element that conditioned  the project. All actions and interventions were based on its preservation and conservation. The main challenge, as regards the carob tree, was to develop   an extensive and complex program so as not to jeopardize its integrity.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

To achieve the above, the building line was moved just behind the tree. The house was resolved into two large superimposed volumes. A first volume at the ground   level, containing the public area parallel to the street .The service area perpendicular to it on the dividing right wall. The second volume, exclusive of the private area, was located on the top floor of all the services. Likewise, the transparency and openness of the public area was conscienciously worked on, to enhance the spatial depth of the terrain both from the front and from the backyard. The green of its gardens was visually connected through the living room, the dining room and the gallery, thus allowing the incorporation of the carob tree in the daily experience of these environments.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

To the general project a space designed especially for entertainment activities and wine storage, was  added . It was fully developed at basement level with access f from the core of vertical circulations.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

Safety measures were a key issue since the house is situated in an open neighborhood. Thus, aesthetics and formal resolutions were essential. The railing system both fixed and mobile ended up not only serving its deterrent purpose but also , as a unique feature of this house.

© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

For its construction, the combination of a system of anti – seismic structure was used together with supporting masonry settlements on wells of medium depth. Finally, the choice of materials was based on both the least possible maintenance in the future as well as to optimize the completions in time during the construction stage.

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Cite: "House MC2 / Gastón Castellano " [CASA MC2 / Gastón Castellano ] 03 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/908778/house-mc2-gaston-castellano/> ISSN 0719-8884

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