BAK arquitectos: casa JD
 
BAK arquitectos: casa JD
sep 28, 2011

BAK arquitectos: casa JD

‘casa JD’ by BAK arquitectos in mar azul, buenos aires, argentina all images courtesy BAK arquitectos image © gustavo sosa pinilla

‘casa JD’ by argentinian practice BAK arquitectos (maria victoria besonias, guillermo de almeida, luciano kruk) is a two bedroom residence situated on a lush and sloped site in mar azul, buenos aires, argentina. an intersecting composition of two perpendicular rectangular volumes, the design generates a spacious communal area that is interspersedly defined by strips of transparency, directly linking the interior to the forest beyond.

BAK arquitectos: casa JD exterior view image © gustavo sosa pinilla

utilizing the strong topography of the land, the structure partially conceals its presence within a small clearing in the woods. as much of the forestry was preserved during the construction process, with a balcony platform wrapping around existing trees. the finish of the concrete facade results in a highly textual aesthetic that does not take away from the natural elements of the site. in contrast to the heaviness of the material, horizontally running bands of windows have been sliced out of the surface to maintain a level of lightness to the structure.

BAK arquitectos: casa JD elevation image © gustavo sosa pinilla

spacious and multifunctional, the communal area rests at the junction of the two prism forms, utilizing the extra vertical space created from the overlap. the slightly private nooks created at the extremities of the layout become a kitchen/bar, lounge, and living space. elevated windows situated at different elevations and directions generate an added sense of depth in addition to making the natural backdrop of the site an integral element to the living atmosphere.

BAK arquitectos: casa JD porch at rear of house image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD cantilevered terrace image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD cantilevered terrace image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD entrance and wooden platform image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD glass boundary between veranda and interior image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD living room image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD living room image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD ribbon clerestory window image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD stairway image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD lounge image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD bedroom image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD bathroom image © gustavo sosa pinill

BAK arquitectos: casa JD glowing from the interior image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD illuminated at dusk image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JD night view image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa JDsite plan

BAK arquitectos: casa JDfloor plan / level 1

BAK arquitectos: casa JD section

BAK arquitectos: casa JD section

BAK arquitectos: casa JD section

BAK arquitectos: casa JD elevation

BAK arquitectos: casa JD elevation

BAK arquitectos: casa JD elevation

BAK arquitectos: casa JD elevation

project info:

site area: 600 m2 built area: 166 m2

  • vamos canejooo!

    pablo
  • Great !
    This is architecture !

    james
  • Great

    cgdzin
  • nice design of the spaces,
    but the word BRUTALISM comes to me when i see this concrete for a living-house…
    ecological materials? concrete is not really one of them!

    GG
  • kudos to BAK arquitectos, this is the best work I have seen in quite some time!!!

    ds
  • Brilliant House…Sad Zebra

    moggoid
  • Schade, dass wir so etwas in unserem Klima mit einem nachhaltigen Anspruch nicht bauen können. Eine Arie voller Wärmebrücken. Aber ich will kein Spaßverderber sein und erfreue mich an dem Purismus.

    [email protected]
  • a few too many designer indulgences.
    overall, not bad.
    but really..

    that poor zebra

    peta.greenpeace.wwf
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