This glazed pavilion-like residing space by Argentinian studio Alarciaferrer Arquitectos traverses a shallow ravine that runs via a eucalyptus forest to the shore of Lake Los Molinos (+ slideshow).
Developed by studio founders Joaquin Alarcia and Federico Ferrer Deheza as a “suspended bridge”, Pabellón-Puente (pavilion bridge) offers a communal living area for a vacation development on the edge of the lake in northern Argentina.
The rectilinear creating has two glass facades and balances amongst two textured concrete walls to give simultaneous views of the forest and water. The extended open-plan constructing gives a dining spot, lounger and kitchen.
“The area is a privileged landscape the place the eucalyptus forest offers a exclusive atmosphere,” stated Alarcia and Deheza. “The glass enclosure generates reflection or full transparency depending on daylight.”
The volume is supported at both finish by two concrete walls, which have been pigmented and textured to harmonise with its muddy setting.
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The fat of the developing is supported by metal Vierendeel trusses – named following Belgian inventor engineer Arthur Vierendeel and that feature square openings among the horizontal members – which span the shallow channel.
Swiss architect Christian von Düring also produced use of this bridging formation for a house in Switzerland, which characteristics an upper storey that straddles two ground floor volumes, while Bjarke Ingels’ firm recently unveiled plans to build a twisted art gallery that bridges a Norwegian river.
“The result is a suspended bridge positioned transversely to the channel and supported on the two sides by two concrete walls that define and give scale to the intervention,” said the architects.
The interior is given a mid-century Contemporary aesthetic with dark wood panelling and orange-toned lighting, and is furnished with Eames dining chairs, glass tables and camel-coloured leather upholstery.
Photography is by Lucas Carranza.
Architects: Joaquin Alarcia, Federico Ferrer Deheza
Engineer: German Sarboraria
Building: Pablo Parino
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