architect agustin lozada has completed ‘casas catalinas’, two housing units in rio ceballos, argentina. located in the mountains of cordoba, the housing units employ a simple yet efficient design. each house has an area of 110 square meters and is designed under a low-cost budget with funding from the government. the houses are inserted in a neighborhood of high density, requiring a thoughtful design in order to allow for privacy and comfort.

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the homes are closed off from the public area and open onto a private lot. a variety of glazed surfaces, galleries and pergolas connect the interior of the homes to the outside. the structural integrity is revealed through the simple design: the foundation plates, partitions, and beams of reinforced concrete are made visible. high-quality materials were employed to ensure low-maintenance for the families. 

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textured concrete creates a filtered effect for the home

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each home is 110 square meters

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a series of galleries and pergolas transition the space from interior to exterior

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glass façades are contrasted with thick concrete

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the architect prioritized simple yet austere design techniques

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the perforated concrete filters natural daylight within the home

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the homes open onto a private interior lot

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exterior courtyards create transitional moments throughout the design

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the low-maintenance design ensures a low-cost housing solution for the two young families

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