this 'siquiman lodge' integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations

this 'siquiman lodge' integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations

working from home in the quiet solitude of nature

 

argentina-based pablo senmartin arquitectos presents this ‘siquiman lodge’ as a weekend house standing as a tree by day, and a luminous cave by night. the team describes the project as an in-depth study on contemporary construction concerns within a natural context, all developed according to a LEED 4 sustainable housing certification. the pandemic has brought on a whole new opportunity for at-home working, leading to an increased desire for housing in remote areas surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes.

 

the design team realizes this timber house, photographed by gonzalo viramonte, in response to the contemporary values of sustainable architecture and remote living and working. celebrating the natural context in the spirit of wellness, the dwelling integrates a yoga studio into its structure, framing the green surroundings in quiet solitude.

siquiman lodge argentinaimages © gonzalo viramonte | @gonzaloviramonte

 

 

built with respect for the fragile environment

 

the siquiman lodge is located near a protected forest in the mountainous area of ​​córdoba, argentina. the region is characterized by its extreme environmental fragility, with periods of long drought, large-scale fires, loss of native forest, and lack of infrastructure. consists of a surface of 1610.69m2 and slopes of up to 8 meters, towards the coast.

 

the team at pablo senmartin arquitectos (see more here) comments on the sustainable ambitions of its project: ‘since the impact of our activity on the current environmental deterioration is key, construction works represent around 70% of global carbon emissions and more than 60% of the use of resources.’

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the two elements of the siquiman lodge

 

pablo senmartin arquitectos divides the siquiman lodge into two parts: the cave below, and the box above. the foundations of the house, the ‘cave,’ take shape as a simple structure of reinforced concrete which maintain a minimal footprint, reducing disruption of the native soil and existing vegetation. integrated into this structure is an outdoor yoga studio which supports a swimming pool above.

 

the house is perched atop this concrete base, and stands as a luminous and delicate timber structure, the ‘box.’ the house opens widely out to the distant hills, framing views with lofty, double-height ceilings all fronted by a full-height wall of glazing. the house is accessed by way of an elevated footbridge, or dock, suggesting the experience of entering the landscape and becoming a part of it.

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the house presents a square frame of the lake and hills beyond

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the elevated box is entered by way of a dock, suggesting the experience of entering the landscape beyond

siquiman lodge argentinaa floating yoga studio is integrated into the concrete foundation

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the meditation space frames views of the green surroundings

siquiman lodge argentinalofty double-height ceilings and full-height glazing open the house outward

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the warm timber structure is filled with light and becomes a glowing box at night

 

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this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
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this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 
this ‘siquiman lodge’ integrates a floating yoga studio into its foundations
 

project info:

 

project title: siquiman lodge

architecture: pablo senmartin arquitectos@arqpablosenmartin

location: villa parque siquiman, córdoba, argentina

design team: camila nieto, fiama ríos, picco gina, cami ripoll, aldana maechtri, milagros siviachi, valentin valegnio, laura garcia, micaela gonzalez

structural engineering consultant: andrés mole

completion: 2021

photography: © gonzalo viramonte | @gonzaloviramonte

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