Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA

Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA

Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Exterior Photography, Brick, ConcreteCasa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, Wood, BeamCasa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Brick, Stairs, BeamCasa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, BrickCasa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - More Images+ 37

Córdoba, Argentina
  • Architects: Fae, NOMADA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  190
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Allux Aluminios, Mármoles Caraffa, ROCCA PREMEZCLADOS / http://roccapremezclados.com.ar/
  • Lead Architects : Romina Rossetti, Fernando Abud
  • Structural Calculation : Juan Aranguren
  • City : Córdoba
  • Country : Argentina
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Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Exterior Photography, Brick, Concrete
© Gonzalo Viramonte

Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in the northwest sector of the city of Córdoba, Argentina. The neighborhood stands out for its good environmental quality, its residential and open character, plots between party walls and houses of up to two levels.

Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, Wood, Beam
© Roger Berta

The house resumes two concepts of our culture: the courtyard and the party wall. Elements that constitute a strong cultural tradition in our cities, so we decided to highlight party walls as "continuous elements"; and courtyards as "binding gaps", and organize around them the spaces of the house.

Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Brick, Stairs, Beam
© Gonzalo Viramonte
Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, Wood, Beam
© Gonzalo Viramonte

The spaces were structured in a sequence of “courtyards and uses”, from the most public to the most private ones. There is a first courtyard, the garden, which is followed by the space for a barbecue and a double garage. There is a second courtyard prior to entry of the house. And there is a third, more private, courtyard that integrates the living-dining room with the bedrooms linked by circulations in the party walls: one with a library program and another with a staircase that connects to a studio-atelier that faces the dining room.

Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, Stairs, Wood, Beam
© Roger Berta

Flexibility, non-hierarchy of spaces and non-obsolescence of the project were structuring issues. The house had to respond to the canons of current life contemplating changes in its use over time.

Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, Bathroom
© Gonzalo Viramonte

The idea of interior-exterior spatial continuity, through connections at level and height in all its dimensions, was a constant search in the project.

Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, Brick, Concrete
© Gonzalo Viramonte
Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Exterior Photography, Brick, Garden
© Gonzalo Viramonte

The structural concept arose from the idea of freeing the medians and concentrating all the weight in the center. By means of a large reinforced concrete beam that supports in its central part in a concrete partition and towards the ends in two displaced profiles of the mediating axes, we project the cantilever beam on both medians. We concentrate the "weight"; in the center and the lightness in the perimeter, accompanying this structural decision the perimeter path of the house and its functional scheme. The house is covered by its medians and around its courtyards.

Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Exterior Photography, Facade, Door
© Gonzalo Viramonte

We try to reinforce the concept of “tectonic experience of space”, through the use of noble and visible materials. The structure works not only as support elements and load transmission but also configures the facades of the house. The exaltation of the constructive elements: structure, facilities, and materials, has its correlation in the intention to reflect the complexity and the timelessness of the architecture.

Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA - Interior Photography, Brick, Concrete
© Gonzalo Viramonte

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Cite: "Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA" [Casa Carmela / Fae + NOMADA] 28 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/934521/casa-carmela-fae-plus-nomada> ISSN 0719-8884

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