purity of geometric form and absence of ornaments define casa pekín in buenos aires

purity of geometric form and absence of ornaments define casa pekín in buenos aires

Casa Pekin appears floating in Argentina

 

Design group TIM Architects, led by Felipe Aracama, constructs ‘Casa Pekin’ in Buenos Aires, a ‘floating’ residence made of concrete and glass. Following the studio’s characteristic design guidelines, the composition is defined by the purity of the facades, the absence of ornaments and moldings, the glazed expanses, and the well-formed spatial division of the interior according to the use of each zone. The rationalist imprint and attention to minimalism prevail in architecture while the classic modern movement holds a fundamental part of the design approach. 

purity of geometric form and absence of ornaments define casa pekín in buenos aires
all images by Luis Barandiarán

 

 

concrete surfaces enfold the residence

 

The residence arranges three main areas, with two bedrooms, the kitchen separated from the living-dining room, and the leitmotiv of the work, the social space. The common zone stands as the most significant space surrounded by glass openings and exposed concrete surfaces shielding the frame. ‘The rationalist traits of ‘Casa Pekin’s’ architecture derive from the modern movement accentuating the purity of the form, the geometry of its elements, and the use of materials such as concrete, wood, and glass’, shares Felipe Aracama of TIM Architects. Analyzing the front of the house two main plans are outlined, a blind one and a glazed one.

purity of geometric form and absence of ornaments define casa pekín in buenos aires
the project applies materials such as concrete, wood, and glass

 

 

internal arrangement separates common zones

 

Another important feature of the construction is the formation of the eaves. The proposed intention holds the structure floating above the ground while the slab on the ground floor seems to hover. The house seems lightweight, a sensation reinforced by details such as the absence of supports in the gallery. The eaves hang light casting an intricate shadow over the social space. The separation between the kitchen and the social space intends not to integrate two disparate functions, and to provide each of the spaces with the necessary comfort without interference.

purity of geometric form and absence of ornaments define casa pekín in buenos aires
the proposed intention holds the structure floating above the ground

purity of geometric form and absence of ornaments define casa pekín in buenos aires
the house seems lightweight through the absence of supports in the gallery

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purity of geometric form and absence of ornaments define casa pekín in buenos aires
the front of the house outlines a blind plan and a glazed open zone

purity of geometric form and absence of ornaments define casa pekín in buenos aires
the architecture accentuates the purity of the form and geometry

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purity of geometric form and absence of ornaments define casa pekín in buenos aires
the common living area develops between large concrete expanses

 

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project info:

 

name: Casa Pekin
designer: Felipe Aracama – TIM Arquitectos | @grupotim.arquitectos

architects: Martín Aracama – Felipe Aracam

location: Lares private neighborhood, Canning, Buenos Aires, Argentina

photography: Luis Barandiarán | @luis_barandiaran

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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