A robust concrete facade supplies safety from traffic noise for these two houses squeezed onto a narrow plot in the Colegiales neighbourhood of Buenos Aires .
Local architects María Victoria Besonías and Luciano Kruk designed the Two Homes Conesa venture for a pair of households who own a website sandwiched in between present buildings in the residential district of the Argentinian city.
To attain the essential inner volumes and desired open-air spaces, the architects positioned the two properties at opposite ends of the great deal and organized both more than two compact storeys to free up as much of the ground floor as possible for outdoor use.
As properly as delivering space for gardens, terraces and patios, this open room among the two houses allows plenty of glazing to be added. These huge windows provide appealing views and enable organic light to reach deep into the interiors.
“The challenge was to attain, in spite of the tight great deal situation and the reality of being in the city, a void big sufficient for the residents of every single house so they could appreciate the outside air,” Luciano Kruk told Dezeen.
Other key demands of the project incorporated parking for at least four autos, as well as ensuring the homes are safe and noise from the street outdoors is minimised.
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“The nearest residence to the street acts as a sound barrier,” Kruk pointed out. “The service regions are in the direction of the street so the primary locations are in the back, enjoying the air, light, and silence of the background terrain.”
The ground floor of this house is designated for use as a garage and a walkway that prospects to the entrances of the two properties. The street-dealing with elevation attributes surfaces formed from raw concrete and metal mesh that give the developing a hardy aesthetic.
Tiny windows with semi-opaque horizontal bands restrict views and the quantity of noise that reaches the bathrooms and kitchen found along this side of the building.
Concrete is used throughout the venture for its sincere, raw character and the lack of requirement for ongoing upkeep.
It is a materials favoured by both architects and was previously employed by María Victoria Besonías in a family house constructed about a courtyard with a shallow pool at its centre.
“We created the choice because it is a noble material which has no issues in excess of time and allows for its structural issue to remedy the area with absolute freedom,” claims Kruk, who previous tasks include a woodland property created from intersecting concrete slabs and a concrete vacation home that emerges from a coastal sand dune.
At the rear of the house, the major living and dining location appears out onto a terrace accommodating a little pool. The bulk of this facade, which includes the walls of the bedrooms above, are glazed so daylight can flood into these rooms.
Following to the residing area is a void containing a staircase with cantilevered concrete treads that descends to a modest reception area on the ground floor.
The upper area of the void is flanked on two sides by glazed walls so natural light reaches the base of the stairs.
The second house at the rear of the plot has a paved courtyard outside and a massive wooden door that opens straight into the primary residing location.
A kitchen appears out onto the courtyard at the front of the house, although the dining room and lounge are arranged around a total-height void that ascends via the centre of the building and contains a little patio garden.
The master bedroom on the 1st floor has windows that appear immediately into the central atrium, while a second bedroom overlooks the backyard at the rear.
An elevated walkway at the prime of the staircase prospects from the bedrooms towards a study and bathroom.
The ground floor residing areas function full-height glazing incorporating sliding doors that open onto the garden and pool region at the rear. A barbecue and outdoor dining area are located at the end of the backyard, along with a WC.
The second floor accommodates a laundry room and a roof terrace facing the garden on a single side, with the atrium on the other.
Photography is by Daniela Mac Adden.
Architects: María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk
Collaborators: Leandro Pomies
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