edgardo marveggio designs a colorful fortress-like house in córdoba, argentina
 

edgardo marveggio designs a colorful fortress-like house in córdoba, argentina

architect edgardo marveggio designs a house on a residential corner in córdoba, argentina. the house was designed as an enclosed, yet outward-facing object with attention to its relationship with the street. the ground floor is shielded with both a low wall between the sidewalk and the property, as well as a second, higher wall that marks the interior. from the street the house offers a rich composition of geometric planes of varying colors and textures. in contrast to the ground floor, the second floor is left open to a sweeping view of the surrounding neighborhood with a deep, overhanging, coffered roof slab.

marveggio cordoba house
all images by gonzalo viramonte

 

 

the desire for privacy from the road determined marveggio’s the fortress-like language of the house. the main, open-plan second floor looks outward toward the sky and patio. this space is interrupted by the central double height module which further opens the interior into itself. while the interior overlooks the neighborhood from above, no visual access is offered between interior and exterior from the level of the street. in this way, the desire for privacy from the road determined the fortress-like language of the house. the floating staircase which connects the mezzanine and ground floor living space served as a piece of sculpture. the house, with its programmatic flexibility and close attention to detail, was a close collaboration between the owner and the architect.

marveggio cordoba house

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project info:

 

architect: edgardo marveggio

program: single family

year of construction: 2016

location: morrison, córdoba, argentina.

surface: 250 m2

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