FRAM arquitectos’ house dique luján reimagines the architecture of typical villages along the luján river delta in buenos aires. the plot is characterized by its proximity to the river (whose channel undergoes sporadic growths marking a maximum flood level of one meter above zero), and by the presence of several arboreal specimens, including a pecán nogal and a bald cypress, typical of the delta of the parana. developed according to this data, the house respects and incorporates existing vegetation horizontally, while vertically, it features a floor height located well above flood level.

 FRAM arquitectos' house dique luján reimagines the architecture of the delta in buenos aires designboomall photos by fernando schapochnik

 

 

dique luján is a small town in the province of buenos aires, located north, and crossed by the luján river and the villanueva canal. the town meets the characteristics of the typical villages of the delta; lowlands surrounded by large surfaces of water that favor the development of abundant vegetation and tropical characteristics. considering these geographical and environmental peculiarities, FRAM arquitectos has developed the house longitudinally on the south side of the plot, taking advantage of its size and orientation.

FRAM arquitectos' house dique luján reimagines the architecture of the delta in buenos aires designboom

 

 

three patios interrupt the continuity of the structure’s roof, in between which a large, preserved walnut tree and the staircase are inserted, while the third empty space coincides with the access hall and blurs the visual relationship with the neighboring house. the residence’s service areas are placed on the southern end of the structure, while the main functions occupy the opposite, benefiting from the orientation and opening towards the land. since there were no restrictions to access the lot with traditional transport, the separation of the house from the ground is solved with three reinforced concrete beams that support a succession of wooden structural frames and shafts, and refer to the typical palafitos of the delta islands. according to the archictects, ‘this constructive logic moves away from the traditional baloon-frame system, allowing flexibility in the assembly of the interior and exterior spaces, as well as in the dimensions and quantities of window treatments.’

FRAM arquitectos' house dique luján reimagines the architecture of the delta in buenos aires designboom

FRAM arquitectos' house dique luján reimagines the architecture of the delta in buenos aires designboom

FRAM arquitectos' house dique luján reimagines the architecture of the delta in buenos aires designboom

 

 

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