Black-stained concrete types the outside of this house within the mountains of Córdoba by Argentinian studio AR Arquitectos.
The Black Home is positioned within the small mountain city of La Calera simply exterior of Córdoba. AR Arquitectos, an area studio, was commissioned by a household to create the 550-square-metres Argentinian house.
“The principal concept was to interrupt with the standard premises,” mentioned the studio. “Our consideration was positioned on the selection of concrete because the protagonist materials in all its senses.”
The black-stained concrete used for the outside partitions creates a powerful visible affect and offers the home a way of solidity and permanence.
The 2-storey construction is positioned on a steep slope so the decrease ground wanted to be partially sunken into the bottom.
From the outside, a set of steps leads right down to the principle entrance, whereas vehicles park down a ramp right into a storage that’s configured like a breezeway and provides sightlines by means of the house.
The house’s communal areas are mixed into an open-concept structure on this decrease stage. Guests enter by means of the centre of the house, which opens out to views of the encircling mountains by means of tall, sliding glass partitions.
“The bottom ground, undermined within the terrain, provides guests the expertise of going by means of the venture and framing the views it suggests,” mentioned AR Arquitectos.
“The inside and exterior merge because of the permeability that’s achieved by means of massive glazed surfaces, with window-doors that join the inside house with a big gallery, pool, the backyard, and the view,” the studio added.
A lined space behind the home permits guests to benefit from the outdoor whereas nonetheless having fun with some safety from direct daylight.
Close to the storage, there’s a double-height space that accommodates the staircase, which is manufactured from monolithic wood treads anchored into the structural concrete wall.
“The staircase is without doubt one of the major components, with the concept of expressing a cloth’s lightness over the robustness of one other materials, similar to black concrete,” AR Arquitectos defined.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and a house workplace laid out alongside a hall. Every of those areas enjoys views of town of Córdoba. Moreover, the first bed room opens out onto a terrace.
The supplies used for the interiors distinction the black concrete aesthetic of the outside partitions.
AR Arquitectos used a wooden named Kiri, often known as Paulownia, for the slatted screens that cowl the home windows dealing with the road.
The first bed room is totally lined in wooden panelling, together with some textured panels that present some visible curiosity to the partitions.
This species of wooden may be stronger than typical pine boards, whereas additionally being lighter.
Córdoba is a mountainous space in Argentina. Different initiatives within the space embody a dramatically cantilevered house that’s wrapped in wood slats at its perimeter and a stone home that’s meant to appear like a ruined medieval city.
The pictures is by Gonzalo Viramonte.