Estudio Galera designs the ‘jacaranda house’ as a vacation home in buenos aires to be occupied at any time of the year. it is sited in an irregular corner lot on the verge of two zonings — multifamily and single-family dwelling.
The house is presented as the size of a hotel with the space and interior scale of a house. the project stands as a transitional nexus between different scales, typologies and area uses. the design team introduces the project as a collection of concrete boxes that are grouped, stacked, and skewed. the boxes can grow, shorten, and expand based on the program.
His exercise generates great flexibility and ensures versatility on the project proposal.with the ‘jacaranda house’, estudio galera develops three levels with a structural logic that is inverted, informed by the needs of the program. the boxes are stacked from the smallest, buried at the ground level, to the largest on top.
They rest and hang in a structural game of gantries, tensioners, and beams. contrasting with the connection to the street, the strategy in the interior is of a full opening, both in the treatment of the shape and in the space delimitation.READ MORE