MWS arquitectura has completed ‘casa GS’, a sprawling residence built near the sierras chicas mountain range in a rural region of central argentina. the property has been designed for a family that currently lives in the nearby city of córdoba, but desired a country dwelling for weekend escapes, as well as eventually forming a permanent residence after retirement.

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all images by gonzalo viramonte

 

 

MWS arquitectura was tasked with creating a large 750 square meter home that would remain unnoticed amid the site’s existing landscape. the plot, which measures approximately 10,000 square meters, is bordered to the south and west by a sunken gorge with a hidden river. the architects sought to develop a ‘timeless house’, which placed an emphasis on materiality, craftsmanship, and construction.

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the residence has been built near the sierras chicas mountain range in central argentina

 

 

internally, the program is generously laid out across a single storey, with an L-shaped footprint that takes advantage of both south and west orientations. one wing of the property includes the home’s primary living accommodation, with kitchen, dining, and living facilities, while the other contains four bedrooms — including one large master suite.

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the property serves as a country dwelling for weekend escapes

 

 

while the living room has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer generous views out across the landscape, other areas of the home look out onto stonewalled patios — a series of enclosed spaces that have been conceived as outdoor living rooms. a study and a two-car garage also form part of the plan.

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the 750 square meter home has been designed to remain unnoticed amid the site’s existing landscape

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a series of spaces have been conceived as outdoor living rooms

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the project places an emphasis on materiality, craftsmanship, and construction

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a garden is enclosed with stone walls

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the scheme uses a neutral material palette of stone, concrete, steel and wood

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large windows provide generous external views

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timber flooring extends throughout the residence

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glazed circulation spaces connect the home

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floor-to-ceiling windows offer generous views across the landscape

 

 

project info:

 

architects: MWS arquitectura (arq. eloisa minoldo, arq. federico wenk, arq. julieta scarafia)
collaborators: arq. fernando stella, arq. tomas bressan, arq. martin berasategui
location: pueblo estancia la paz, argentina
completed: 2016
structure: incorp (ing. german sarboraria, ing. jorge palandri)
electricity: ing. claudio vega
heating: ing. gustavo martinelli
technical direction and construction: MWS arquitectura (arq. eloisa minoldo, arq. federico wenk, arq. julieta scarafia)
photography: gonzalo viramonte 

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