a flexible, open space


STC architects designs a house in la hornilla, argentina with a flexible, open layout that adapts to the dynamics of the occupant’s everyday life. the dwelling can either be divided to remain isolated, connected to assemble, closed to ensure privacy, or open to enjoy the landscape and outdoor areas. the project can be later expanded horizontally or vertically to meet eventual functional requirements. its surroundings la hornilla is a suburb in alta gracia city located at the base of córdoba hills. the large swath of high land receives a panoramic view across the city and hills.

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stc architects’ house in la hornilla


in order to keep its house in la hornilla open and flexible, the team at STC architects situates the service areas at either end of the space, making room for the kitchen, bedroom, living and dining room in the center. the house is built on wet ground with an elevated, reinforced concrete and brick masonry structure. the dwelling is realized with a translucent effect due to its large see-through openings. these openings provide visibility while connecting the main rooms with the service areas and its outdoor expansions.


the interior spaces are organized to celebrate a visual connection between the two entrances and through toward the distant landscape beyond. the entrance with an open garage for two vehicles is located on the eastern side whereas a gallery with a grill offering a panoramic view to the hills is located on the western side of the property. 

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views across argentina


STC architects organizes its house in la hornilla with a longitudinal axis informs circulation throughout the property. this axis takes shape as a white plane — a soft ramp which lifts from the surface to the main door, crosses the interior, folds in the stairs that connect the gallery with the exterior, and terminates in the yard. along this axis, a skylight opens towards the east and floods the interior with natural sunlight. this opening invites the possibility of an upper floor in the future.

stc architects hornilla argentina STC architects frames views across argentina with its house in la hornilla STC architects frames views across argentina with its house in la hornilla



project info:


project title: house in la hornilla

architecture: STC architects

location: córdoba, architecture

design team: juan salassa, santiago tissot, ivan castañeda

completion: 2021

photography: gonzalo viramonte | @gonzaloviramonte