BAK arquitectos: casa levels BAK arquitectos: casa levels
mar 10, 2012

BAK arquitectos: casa levels

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

nestled within a forest of towering pine trees in mar azul, argentina is ‘casa levels’, a single family dwelling by buenos aires-based firm BAK arquitectos. the site’s terrain features a sloping grade which varies in elevation by 3 meters, concealing the residence within the landscape’s natural depression. a minimal concrete facade addresses the street and then the structure expands and opens itself to the tall trees which encompass the home.

a central and linear stairway links the interior’s diverse levels while minimal internal divisions allow unobstructed sightlines to cross through the unified space. exposed concrete, textured with wood from the construction formworks form all of the exterior walls, along with partitions, stairs and storage elements inside. extending from the kitchen and living areas, terraces lined with warm wooden planks offer views into the environment, wrapping the trunks of adjacent vegetation to maintain all of the existing species.

rear elevation

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

terraces project from the dining and living areas image © gustavo sosa pinilla

side elevation stepped into the sloping terrain

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

entry to residence is concealed within the minimal elevation which addresses the street

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

entry

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

upper level terrace extending from dining area

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

kitchen

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

BAK arquitectos: casa levels

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

linear stair links the elevated kitchen to the living are below

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

central linear stair separates living spaces image © gustavo sosa pinilla

stepped living spaces formed from concrete

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

integrated concrete storage

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

bedroom

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

bathroom

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

living space at night

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

image © gustavo sosa pinilla

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

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project info:

location: mar azul, buenos aires, argentina. architect: maria victoria besonias, luciano kruk. contributors: architect nuria jover – enzo vitali land area: 600m2 constructed area: 187.02m2

  • beautifully resolved into the sloping landscape. well done!

    rally says:
  • my favorite building for 2012 so far.

    t says:
  • i assume zero isolation??
    Nice to see so much concret again!!

    michael says:
  • Amazing, a pure concrete in the forest ………… 😉

    Wil says:
  • hello my name is saman esfandiar architect house @ universite help-heip

  • A w E s O m E …

    Mitesh Amin . says:
  • GREAT FLOOR PLAN— FUNCTIONAL AND CONCISE

    fredtheserf says:
  • Impresionante juego de placas flotando. No se pierdan el resto de las obras, las recomiendo.

    Nazareno Ogania says:

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