designed by grupo urban, this two-storey house in the argentinian city of córdoba is surrounded by trees. appropriately titled ‘casa del bosque’, the residence belongs to a family with a strong passion for art and design. the home’s footprint was partially determined by the site’s previously existing trees, many of which were spared rather than cut down. not only is the vegetation visible from each room, but it also provides privacy — closing the house off from the street, and naturally enclosing the backyard.

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a separate concrete dwelling houses a fully equipped kitchen and grilling area
all images by gonzalo viramonte

 

 

grupo urban sought to design a spacious, naturally lit home that made the most of the region’s warm climate. the scheme consists of a large elongated residence, with a separate concrete dwelling at the other end of the plot. this houses a fully equipped kitchen and grilling area, a dining table, and a lounge with a fireplace. a pool is positioned between the two structures, bordered by wooden decking.

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a dining table and a lounge are also included

 

 

the main residence contains a service area, a kitchen, and a playroom at ground level, alongside a social room equipped with a TV area and bar. the large property also contains a children’s bedroom, a library, a reading room and a mediation area that shares a visual connection with the pool and its surrounding trees. top floor is designed specifically for the master bedroom, with a separate dressing room, bathroom, and sauna.

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the dwelling is surrounded by trees that also provide privacy

 

 

we used mainly materials such as wood and stone to integrate the house as much as possible with its natural surroundings,’ explain the architects. ‘the same concept is brought to the interior space by providing as much natural lighting as possible thanks to the large openings strategically placed throughout the house.’ see more projects in argentina on designboom here.

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a pool is positioned between the two structures, bordered by wooden decking

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the residence belongs to a family with a strong passion for art and design

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the architects sought to design a spacious, naturally lit home

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a social room is equipped with a TV area and bar

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the large master bedroom at the home’s upper level

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a mediation area shares a visual connection with the pool and the surrounding trees

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the two-storey house is located in the argentinian city of córdoba

 

 

project info:

 

architects: grupo urban — arq. diego peña, arq. carolina salvia, arq. alejandro jurado.
location: el bosque, la calera, cordoba, argentina.
site area: 1,617 sqm
total floor area: 510 sqm
photography: arq. gonzalo viramonte
aluminum carpentry, 
kitchen furniture, dressers and closets: interalumina

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