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Nido House / Estudio PKa

  • 08:00 - 27 March, 2019
  • Curated by Clara Ott
Nido House / Estudio PKa
Nido House / Estudio PKa , © Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

© Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Béccar, Argentina
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Arch. Ignacio Pessagno, Arch. Lilian Kandus, Arch. Jesica Ashardjian
  • Area

    200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

  • Construction

    Jorge Barroso & Diego García Pezzano
  • Collaborators

    Arq. Lucila López, Belén Luna Crook
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© Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

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Casa Nido is a single-family dwelling located in the province of Buenos Aires, the city of San Fernando, a mile away from Rio de la Plata. The entire project was centered upon the premise to respect the Art Deco style of the existing house and to use a light structure over the new building. The different spaces were designed on two floors, based on the possibilities and opportunities that the old building offered and always capturing the best orientation, not only horizontally but also overhead.

© Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
© Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

Context
Located in a neighborhood scale context, it is set up and abides by local regulations. It has an introverted relationship with the street which benefits from the exclusive use of an access patio that coexists directly with the living-dining room, merging with the garden through a circulation that directly articulates the front and the back generating cross ventilation.

© Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

Material
The structure of the dwelling is based on noble materials, but, overall, it was decided to work with a dry, light and fast constructive system. The entire structure was presented in the existing volume, the plaster of the party walls was removed leaving the exposed brick, maintaining the same concept with the roof and leaving the structural vault. The interior endings and enclosures, including the main door, were worked in black iron, continuing with the manufacturing line. 

© Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

The PVC openings, with hermetically sealed double glazing, were meant to take care of the interiors. The new volume, entirely made in dry Balloon frame, implanted as a nest on the existing building, with a materiality opposite to the old house but totally complementary generating a dialogue between the old and the modern.

Relation
The relation of the dwelling with the outside is one of the main priorities of the project. We studied the way to relate directly with the environment, generating spotlights and light sensors in both spatial directions, horizontal and an overhead direction.

© Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

System
We always work with a routing system where as one moves forward, can discover different situations. When entering the access courtyard, one has a first approach to the front, where the coexistence of both systems can be clearly read. Once inside the house, we generated the first contact with another green space under the light staircase, which sews both instances, and a few feet away, the garden view. The house is a bellows that dialogues between the front and the back.

© Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

Investigation
The biggest challenge that we faced in designing and building this house was to work with an atypical construction system for the area and to enhance and take care of the old building. We always prioritize the orientation, for the efficient use of energy, both in winter and summer, the flexibility of the environments, the fusion with the open air, and the use of regional and noble materials, together with simple and synthetic details.

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Cite: "Nido House / Estudio PKa " [Casa Nido / Estudio PKa ] 27 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/913670/nido-house-estudio-pka/> ISSN 0719-8884

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