alberto tonconogy constructs casa de uco winery in the andes mountain range in argentina
 
alberto tonconogy constructs casa de uco winery in the andes mountain range in argentina
jul 24, 2016

alberto tonconogy constructs casa de uco winery in the andes mountain range in argentina


alberto tonconogy constructs casa de uco winery in the andes mountain range in argentina

 

 

 

the ‘casa de uco winery’ – located a short way from the city of mendoza, argentina – follows a similar mentality to architect alberto tonconogy’s previous hotel project close to the area. his earlier construction attempted to explore different ways to leave the environment unchanged as possible. in order to achieve this goal, the topography of the landscape was studied, including the seasonal streams that flow from the foothills of the surrounding andes mountains. the most notable waterways were chosen as anchor points for the development, and a series of lagoons were created to store water for future wine making purposes.

alberto toconogy uco winery argentina designboom
the ‘casa de uco winery’ is located a short way from the city of mendoza, argentina

 

 

 

alberto tonconogy developed a simple structure that reflected the vast alpine area circling the development. the winery includes two views for visitors entering the building. the south points towards the vineyards of the uco valley and the west looks towards the andes mountain range. the winery’s orientation from west to east allows for controlled sunlight, indirect lighting and ventilation by by taking advantage of the predominant zonda winds. for the interior, the argentinian architect created a minimal continuous layout interrupted by a single glass bridge, which again allows guests and workers to observe the surrounding landscape.

alberto toconogy uco winery argentina designboom

alberto toconogy uco winery argentina designboom
the topography of the landscape was studied, including the seasonal streams that flow from the andes mountains

alberto toconogy uco winery argentina designboom
alberto tonconogy developed a simple structure that reflected the vast alpine area

alberto toconogy uco winery argentina designboom

alberto toconogy argentina uco winery designboom
the winery’s orientation from west to east allows for controlled sunlight, indirect lighting and ventilation

alberto toconogy argentina uco winery designboom
the construction contains an overlapping structure 

alberto toconogy argentina uco winery designboom
interior

alberto toconogy argentina uco winery designboom

alberto toconogy argentina uco winery designboom
plan floor

 

alberto tonconogy constructs casa de uco winery in the andes mountain range in argentina
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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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