andrés alonso encloses three independent dwellings behind a concrete and corten wall
 

andrés alonso encloses three independent dwellings behind a concrete and corten wall

andrés alonso has completed a housing complex comprising three properties in the argentinian city of córdoba. the residences are positioned behind a concrete wall where retractable weathering steel panels provide a suitable degree of flexibility. three independent white volumes have been constructed, unified at ground level with a shared enclosure.

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all images by gonzalo viramonte

 

 

the design seeks to integrate with the neighborhood’s existing language and characteristics, while reinforcing the idea of autonomous units. ‘the sidewalk expansion together with the dematerialization of the street corner allowed for an adaptation of the entire construction to its surroundings in a smooth and progressive manner,’ explains the architect. ‘a particular architecture was procured, which invites to be traveled, integrating itself into the city and its people.’

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the housing complex comprises three properties

 

 

in order to free up space behind the wall — and to generate a sense of separation — canopies with simple hanging fabrics have been used to delineate parking areas and other outdoor programs. internally, each unit is composed of a service area, containing a kitchen and a bathroom. a staircase leads to the upper level, which houses the master bedroom.

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the residences are enclosed behind a concrete wall

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weathering steel panels provide a degree of flexibility

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the scheme is located in the argentinian city of córdoba

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the design seeks to integrate with the neighborhood’s existing characteristics

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canopies with simple hanging fabrics have been used to delineate external areas

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an enclosed courtyard offers privacy and seclusion

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internally, the master bedroom is found at the upper level

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the project is unified at ground level with a shared enclosure

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an aerial view of the site

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floor plans / level 0 (left), level +1 (right)

 

 

project info:

 

architects: andres alonso
location: san alfonso, villa allende, cordoba, argentina
architect in charge: andres alonso
area: 300 sqm
project year: 2016
photograpy: arq gonzalo viramonte

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  • Muy buen trabajo Andrés! Excelentes detalles, como la cubierta en la zona de cochera y como en la planta alta la ventana va quedando hundida, nada fácil de lograr con mano de obra local muchas veces muy poco especializada.

    Esteban Trapani says:

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