s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible 'genaro house' in argentina

s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible 'genaro house' in argentina

shelter meets functionality for genaro house

 

when designing this single story dwelling in córdoba, argentina, s_estudio set out to improve the quality of life of a young boy with disabilities called genaro. to achieve this goal, the architects established a high level of accessibility and independence with the fewest number of routes and without compromising on privacy. 

 

‘we believe in architecture as a tool to improve lives, facilitate them and why not, make them happy,’  say s_estudio.

s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible 'genaro house' in argentina
images by gonzalo viramonte

 

 

two volumes split down the middle

 

genaro house is situated within a private residential neighborhood of córdoba. the 382 sqm program is divided into social and private functions and two staggered white volumes. these volumes are connected by the central circulation space, which features a generous width and two skylights. 

 

the social volume is the larger of the two and is orientated towards the north. it contains a large open plan kitchen, dining and living space as well as direct access to an outdoor patio and pool area. contained within the other side of the house, looking towards the south, are three bedrooms and a games room.

s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible 'genaro house' in argentina

 

 

 

morphology and materiality 

 

the two pitched volumes evoke the idea of shelter while the unfussy white finish conveys the focus on functionality. s_estudio specified a traditional masonry construction system of plastered ceramic blocks painted white; metal roofs and suspended ceilings.

 

a system of sliding and folding wooden shutters completes genaro house, providing protection on all four sides.

a sequence of floors without unevenness enlivens the arrival of the house to the natural terrain and works as a bellows between the private interior and the more public exterior.

s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible 'genaro house' in argentina

s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible 'genaro house' in argentina

s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible 'genaro house' in argentina

s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible 'genaro house' in argentina

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s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible 'genaro house' in argentina

 

 

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s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 
s_estudio shapes intuitively accessible ‘genaro house’ in argentina
 

project info:

 

name: genaro house

location: la cascada country golf, córdoba, argentina

architecture: s_estudio

architect in charge: bruno sileoni
design team: bruno sileoni, jesica grötter, lautaro giuggia monteverde, rocío rueda coll
engineering:  marcelo bonafé
installations: labrin ingeniera sanitaria
lighting design: LBLD

built area: 382 sqm

year: 2021

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