La Marina Home / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos
Textual content description offered by the architects. Casa La Marina is positioned in Costa Esmeralda, a non-public enterprise on the dunes of the Buenos Aires coast, 390 km from Buenos Aires and solely 13 km north of Pinamar. It’s an city advanced of nice panorama worth, the place native grasslands coexist with younger reforestation of acacias and maritime pines, preserving some sectors of the consolidated forest.
The irregularly formed plot is surrounded by two streets and is elevated between 1.5m and 2m above them and the neighboring heaps. Though this peak distinction makes entry tough, it supplies enough privateness with out the necessity for added sources about public area and neighbors. Then again, it has a privileged location, as there’s a construction-free space between the again of the lot and the adjoining property, with a big and younger grove that ensures good views and supplies privateness.
Within the first assembly, the purchasers, who’re aware of the noble qualities of uncovered concrete, make it clear that they need a home completely constructed with this materials, together with a substantial a part of its furnishings. Though they depart it as much as the studio to resolve whether or not to interrupt with this excessive uniformity through the use of another materials that may distinction in each shade and texture with concrete, they want their selection to make sure minimal upkeep.
Concerning its use, they point out that though the household consists of a pair and two younger daughters, this home ought to have lodging for 12 individuals, as their purpose is to share it with pals at totally different occasions of the yr and have the potential of sometimes renting it out. For this objective, they discover it important to have a bed room and loo for service employees, a storage space for a automobile and seaside gadgets, in addition to ample semi-covered areas for outside actions and parking for 2 vehicles. Since they established that the overall building can’t exceed 300m2, they recommended solely designing 2 of the bedrooms for matrimonial use (one with a non-public lavatory) and the remainder as minimal areas, like bunk beds. This method permits for reserving the most important doable area for the social space, undoubtedly the protagonist in trip houses.
To deal with the state of affairs created by the numerous distinction in elevation between the lot and its environment, it was proposed to divide the home into two rectangular prisms organized on half ranges and linked by gently sloping stairs.
The quantity going through one of many streets is elevated above the entry platform. This platform is positioned 1m under the higher stage of the terrain to cut back the peak distinction and allow vehicular and pedestrian entry via a ramp and a small staircase. The storage and entrance corridor are resolved on this entry platform, together with the storage space and repair room, outlined by a quantity of quebracho wooden boards that don’t attain the ceiling. This method, mixed with the structural proposal of supporting the complete volumetrics with simply 4 columns, highlights the thought of a suspended uncovered concrete prism that marks the doorway. The bedrooms and loos are positioned on this elevated quantity with managed openings in order that probably the most personal sector of the home is remoted from each the general public road and the social lifetime of the home. All furnishings – beds, cabinets, storage areas – had been fabricated from concrete in response to the consumer’s request, to keep away from the necessity for upkeep or substitute with use.
The second prism, the place all the inside and exterior social actions are positioned, in contrast to the earlier one, rests on the pure terrain and is linked to outside actions via beneficiant openings, permitting the enjoyment of the panorama offered by the environment in addition to the proposed one for the plot itself.
The formal simplicity of the complete volumetrics is damaged by two sources. One is the rotation of the facet surfaces of the 2 prisms to align them with the course of the longest entrance of the lot, producing distortions within the orthogonality of the inside areas and within the notion of the complete volumetrics. The second is the folding of the roofs, which permits for the entry of zenithal gentle and with it, the a number of perceptions of the areas in response to the trail of the solar.