Buried Home / Kallos Turin
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Buried Home is among the a number of seasonal trip houses Kallos Turin designed on the Villalagos Property on the coast of Uruguay close to Punta del Este. The agency approached the design of Buried Home with the concept that the house needs to be easy in its massing and detailing, constant in its use of supplies, and thoroughly positioned on the land to protect the location’s integrity and keep away from the impression of a traditional home dropped into an in any other case pristine hillside.
Buried Home is carved into the panorama to create an equilibrium between indoor and outside residing. A monolithic use of supplies, flat roofs, exact detailing and alignments, massive panes of frameless glass, and doorways that pocket seamlessly into the partitions all assist to realize an abstraction of kind.
The agency labored intently with the panorama designer to sew the roof of the villa seamlessly into the land the place it seems like an extension of the panorama and is a punctuation of the pure grasses that encompass it. Native South American supplies and constructing applied sciences are used all through the property– partitions of stucco and glass, poured concrete flooring, and native hardwood types the idea of the fabric palette.
Kallos Turin dotted the villa’s panorama with concrete stepping stones to attach the house with a big outside patio with a fireplace pit, an necessary ingredient of Uruguayan tradition, that’s located on the fringe of one of many property’s lakes. This patio is surrounded by a local prairie panorama, that the agency developed in collaboration with the panorama designer, and its trendy and austere design contrasts with the native greenery that surrounds it.