alric galindez forms casa L completely in concrete in buenos aires
alric galindez forms casa L completely in concrete in buenos aires
feb 29, 2016

alric galindez forms casa L completely in concrete in buenos aires

alric galindez forms casa L completely in concrete in buenos aires
all images © albano garcía




the sharp-angled home ‘casa L’ explores the use of concrete in its raw and natural state. located in buenos aires and designed by alric galindez aquitectos, the form is made of two deconstructed planes that follow the cul-de-sac’s geometry and gives no hints to the inside due to its windowless façade.

the formation of the shape comes from the footprint of the cul-de-sac




on the outside, the property gives no insight to the contemporary and angular footprint of its interior and uses natural light to define the character. with this, the architects decided to establish an internal landscape which has manifested in lush patios, skylights and clerestory windows.

with a windowless façade, the use of skylights and different types of windows were used




the house has been conceived in an ‘introverted manner’; leading to the creation of used spaces towards both the private backyard and interior of the house. the concrete wall promotes the family’s privacy. in contrast to the guarded front façade, a very fluid and open relationship has been created at the back of house and in result, blurs the lines between interior and exterior spaces.

a skylight invites natural light onto the second level containing the bedrooms




comprised across two levels, the bedrooms are located on the upper level and openings provide glimpses to the patios and vertical spaces downstairs bring light and greenery into the new interior landscape.

the bathroom looks out to one of the internal courtyards

due to the windowless façade, roof and clerestory windows provide sufficient light into the interiors

the structure explores the use of concrete in is raw state


  • The text says the house pens to the back. Why not show this?

    Floor plans, please?

    JJ says:

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