Lamas House project is intended to be a criticism of the type of detached-house or typical villa

Lamas House project is intended to be a criticism of the type of detached-house or typical villa

Architects: MOARQS architects + OTTOLENGHI architects
Location: Tigre, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Year: 2015
Area: 3.875 ft²/ 360 m²
Photo courtesy: Albano Garcia
Description:

“The project is intended to be a criticism of the type of detached-house or typical villa, which swarms today’s gated communities. The project seeks to close itself off as much as possible to the street and neighbors, and work from a courtyard, open on the ground floor and more closed and private on the first floor, where the main living space is located – (living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and bathroom). On the ground floor there are located two offices and a recreational space that connects to the garden and pool.

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In the patio/atrium three flower-jacarandas have been planted, which provide a significant change of color, and thus feel, to the space with the passing of the seasons.

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The house rests on a concrete platform with inverted stiffening beams and is assembled with a mixed structure of reinforced concrete and steel columns that push the momentum of the flexion to its limits with a support system that runs through an prop up that vertically supports of the ends of the beams.

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Plane eucalyptus boards of 3’’ (of various lengths) where used for the formwork to mold the beam partitions, and for the ceiling slabs finished multi-laminated phenolic plastic boards were used.”

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