besonias almeida intersects concrete planes to form residence in argentina
besonias almeida intersects concrete planes to form residence in argentina
apr 21, 2016

besonias almeida intersects concrete planes to form residence in argentina

besonias almeida intersects concrete planes to form residence in argentina
all images © federico kulekdjian




conceived by estudio besonias almeida, the argentinian practice has shared their recent project ‘casa berazategui’- a concrete residence sited in barrio los troncos district, buenos aires province. defined by its robust concrete form – including the studio’s previous concrete projects such as ‘wein home’ and ‘s&s house’ – this scheme is conceived as a series of intersecting planes based on a orthogonal grid. as a result, the composition has led to the creation of solid and void spaces with a constant relationship between inside and outside. 

glass, concrete and timber are the main materials




inside, the interior is light-filled and open plan; with the continuation of concrete, glass and timber detailing as the primary materials. wrapped around a pool and outdoor patio, the L-shaped plan allows for the communal and social programs to be located in the longer wing of the home. meanwhile, the bedrooms and office is sited in the shorter axis with full height glass windows providing a constant view of the verdant outdoors.

a sliding glass door opens up fully to seamlessly link the interior and exterior




at the core of the home, a floating staircase leads to the upper level bedrooms that have been oriented in a linear organization overlooking the patio and the swimming pool. clerestory windows and sliding glass doors invite light into all parts of the dwelling and simultaneously highlights the timber accents that break up and add warmth to the otherwise concrete dominated scheme.

the communal and social areas are located on the longer wing of the L-shaped home

timber panelings adds warmth and texture to the concrete space


the concrete floating staircase to the upper bedrooms

glass, concrete, wood and light establish a language that complements its green surrounding





  • Handsome form ..but too much rough concrete on the interior.


    jimCan says:
  • I love concrete, but it was necessary so much in the home interior? It looks to cold and grotesque. Materials are to be used not abused.

    Esteban Trapani says:
  • A coat of white paint will help transform this magnificent structure. Ever so many more panels of different varieties of wood used as warming accents throughout the interior and a few more on the exterior would chase away the ever so well designed bunkeresque feel to the place. The exterior needs a few complementing trees and flowering plants. Again, this is a wonderful design, but to me, is crying for transformative warmth.

    Bruce Gamble says:

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