A pair of twisted concrete fins frame a fireplace at the centre of this pavilion, developed by German architecture workplace NE-AR as an extension to an holiday home in Argentina .
NE—AR was asked to renovate and extend a house on the banks of a lake in Río Negro, a area set all around a tributary of the Amazon river in south Argentina.
Created to get benefit of its scenic place, the concrete addition sits apart from the present residence, offering a residing space that opens out to the lake shore.
Its most prominent feature is the curving concrete column that homes the hearth and channels smoke up through the roof, while also providing structural assistance for the roof slab. This component gave the building its identify, A single Column House.
“1 Column Property researches on the a number of performances a column could achieve beyond its structural capability,” explained the layout group.
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“First of all, it is an element that marks a central area by integrating in itself a fireplace, while articulating the program by organising the distinct functional spaces around it and orienting website-particular vistas.”
The hollow column also characteristics a space to shop firewood, while pipes embedded within its curving walls help to funnel away rainwater – preventing it from dripping down into the fire.
The pavilion spans the gap between the boundary walls of two neighbouring properties.
A pair of long glass walls can slide back from both side of the space onto patios, even though openings between the brickwork of the two end walls preserve the interior ventilated in warm weather.
The patio facing the property is paved in red bricks laid in a zigzag formation. The one on the lake side is decked in lengths of timber.
“The present house was lacking optimum spatial and practical distribution conditions that could fulfil the wants and the ways that the residence was utilised and skilled,” explained the architects.
“The property was sitting far away from the lake shore neglecting the most privileged views in the direction of the lake and its landscape.”
The space is furnished with a wooden dining set and stools that can be moved among the interior and decked patio for versatility, even though a concrete plinth integrated into one finish of the construction is utilized as bench seating and for storage.
One finish of the decked terrace cantilevers more than the uneven ground and connects to the white brickwork of the original house, which is made up of two big bedrooms and a bathroom.
Tall wooden bar stools stand along the edge of a cast-concrete breakfast bar that separates the kitchen from the open-prepare living spot.
Photography is by Mike Mercau.
Layout: NE—AR Nixdorff Etchegorry
Architecture study: Luis Etchegorry, Lars Nixdorff
Collaborator: Marina Rodriguez
Executive architect: Arch. Sebastián Costanzi.
Structural engineer: Ing. Martin Saiz Urbana Saiquen
Construction: Sajoux Constructora
Visualisations: 3D Notos
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