- Preliminary Project : Angela Bielsa, Luciana Breide, Manuel Ciarlotti Bidinost
- Collaborators: Ramiro Schere, Santiago Conte Mac Donell
- Engineer: Tomás Eckardt
- Concrete And Iron Construction: Di Tata Construcciones: Miguel Di Tata, Hugo Noguera, Carlos Di Tata
- Wood Construction: Hermanos Delfino. Javier y Joaquin Delfino
- General Help: Camilo, Agustin, Facu, Juan y amigos
- Electrical Installations: David Fischer
- Sanitation: Alejandro Villaroel
- Program: Vivienda unifamiliar
- City: San Carlos de Bariloche
- Country: Argentina
Text description provided by the architects. It is a work that seeks a strong relationship with both the place and those involved in its development. As for the place, the work poses strong opposition to nature but with enormous respect for it and the correct way of coexisting and manipulating the environment throughout the construction process. As for the participants, it is a research work regarding the materials and methods used at the place, a solidarity commitment between the role of the architect and the builder, with the collaboration of great colleagues that made possible the learning of tasks together.
The place is located on the northeast face of Nahuel Huapi Lake, the location sector has a slope of 80% making foundation tasks and land appropriation extremely difficult. For these reasons, it was decided to find the house with a system of individual reinforced concrete footings and iron columns embedded in them in order to take all the topographical imperfections, ensuring the correct level of foundation on firm strata. This system is the one with the least impact, not only allows easy and better adaptation to suitable soil but also extends its duration over time by not interfering with the water flows from heavy rains or snowmelt. Slopes and counter-slopes will serve as reinforcement to channel the water and naturally prevent the erosion of the footing-soil meeting.
Once the linking house-ground is finished, the other great stage of the work emerges, the house itself, made with a Platform frame structure of Oregon pine and cladding and visible structures in cypress. For the exterior cladding was chosen the Japanese technique Shou Sugi Ban (cypress burned), is a great bet in conjunction with Hermanos Delfino. Inside, the “sashimi-style”, was named by me, due to the infinity of natural cypress boards used. The roof structure is made by means of an inverted multi-piece cypress truss, allowing the entire house to be covered without the presence of columns. Small maneuverable sections are used together to achieve a great bearing and bracing capacity.
Regarding the architectural proposal, the house doesn't have a hierarchy, creating with this a fluid space without fragmentation. It works on a short sequence of flowing paths supported largely by the windowing and spatial continuity of the mass that at all times seeks to recreate a single homogeneous atmosphere nourished by the location and its particularities.