a4 estudio elevates copper-toned home to frame the andes mountains
 
a4 estudio elevates copper-toned home to frame the andes mountains a4 estudio elevates copper-toned home to frame the andes mountains
nov 06, 2015

a4 estudio elevates copper-toned home to frame the andes mountains

a4 estudio elevates copper-toned home to frame the andes mountains
all images by michael evans

 

 

 

in the argentinean province of mendoza, a4 estudio have constructed a modular retreat named ‘casa michael evans’. set amid an undisturbed location, the home provides unencumbered views of the near-distant andes mountains. the architecture respects the natural environment and structurally, it stands on a stone base, while the rest uses a combination of steel, concrete and wood to establish a connection between the panoramic valley and the vineyards.

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the andes mountains frame the background

 

 

 

the copper-toned exterior uses a rusty sheet – referencing the arid and bush landscape – and to enter, a main industrial-style steel staircase connects and distributes to the different areas of the house. the elongated floorplan has influenced the distribution of the interior spaces, where the kitchen, dining and living room have been organized to coexist together without the use of partition walls. the walls, ceilings and floors are wrapped in contrasting-toned wood, leading the eye to the large windows on either end.

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respecting the natural environment, the project stands on a stone base

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a light and dark tonal timber have been used on the ceiling, floors and walls

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the kitchen

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the bedroom

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a floating staircase leads up to the main space

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a4estudio-casa-michael-evans-mendoza-argentina-designboom-02a private pool

a4estudio-casa-michael-evans-mendoza-argentina-designboom-02side view of the cuboid residence

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