House in Sajonia / Plan:b arquitectos

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Rionegro, Colombia
  • Architects: Plan:b arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3204 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
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    Photographs:Alejandro Arango
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AutoDesk, Argos, Corona, Ladrillera Casa Medina, Trimble Navigation
  • Lead Architects: Felipe Mesa, Federico Mesa
  • Clients: Privado (Luz Helena Rodríguez)
  • Interior Design: Luz Helena Rodríguez Diseño interior
  • Builder: Heicon
  • Design Team: María Clara Osorio, Laura Kate Correa, Esteban Hincapié y Natasha Álvarez
  • City: Rionegro
  • Country: Colombia
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Text description provided by the architects. This house was designed for a rural plot of land that is part of a high mountain that descends into the Valley of San Nicolás, to the east of Medellin. The site was transformed and flattened previous to the start of the design. Therefore, the goal was to occupy the empty space left from the earth works with the house while it shaped a flat patio with the existing slopes and benefitted from the best distant views. The reddish colors of the exposed tropical earth and the green of the local vegetation were used as a basis for the design as well as the wall and exposed metal structure color choice.

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The house is organized through a sequence of 4 parallel pitched rooves. Below the first and in a rectangular volume, the main house is distributed, with view to the distant rural scenery. Below the second, which works like an open pergola, the parking area and the main entrance to the house and patio are located. Below the third and fourth a second house for visitors with an interior terrace that opens out to the garden is positioned. In fact, the house was designed with a system of parallel rooves that could grow in time: starting with the main house, then the parking area and finally the guest house, although, during the construction it was decided to build the house entirely in only 1 stage.

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The light metal structure that gives shape to the rooves stand on square perimeter columns separated from the exposed brick walls that close the house leaving covered strips for open sidewalks, gardens and vegetable patches around the whole house. In the interior all the materials are exposed in a simple way: green metal structure, wooden beams, wooden stripped ceiling, wooden floors, brick walls and reticular wooden windows.

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Cite: "House in Sajonia / Plan:b arquitectos" [Casa en Sajonia / Plan:b arquitectos] 23 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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