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Castaños House designed by Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos

The Buenos Aires-based architectural office Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos has designed "Castaños House" that located in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Project description by the architects:

We try to understand this work as a succession of defined areas that are put in relation to others so that a set functions. This same attempt to develop from its imprint. Volumetric clarity consists in determining these areas, giving them a formal identity and putting them in relation to other compound areas with the same logic.

Castaños House designed by Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos in Buenos Aires argentinaimage © Gonzalo Viramonte

In this way a large volume appears at 3 meters high locked by a vacuum and as an immediate result the formal management of the ground floor injecting its functions.

the entrance step towards the house image © Gonzalo Viramonte

Castaños House designed by Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos in Buenos Aires argentinaimage © Gonzalo Viramonte

It is interesting to note that not only do these have their own condition and use, but the fact of putting them in relation results in a series of spaces and interstices that link them, relate them, give them particular qualities and end up solving new areas that coincidentally They turn out to be the most important in the program.

the roadside image © Gonzalo Viramonte

the swimming pool at the backside of the home image © Gonzalo Viramonte

When we talk about intermediate spaces or interstices we talk about, access, horizontal and vertical circulation, public area of ​​the house (kitchen, living room, dining room) and expansion gallery.

vertical windows inside the wallimage © Gonzalo Viramonte

small garden image © Gonzalo Viramonte

Not to mention the non-physically constituted element that is vital for all these spaces and volumes to be put in relation; the backyard. Place that does not demand a physical action to constitute itself but articulates the horizontal and vertical uses of the entire work.

the interior viewimage © Gonzalo Viramonte

the staircase image © Gonzalo Viramonte

This is how we can describe the compositional logics and conclude that the physical and formal execution of the spaces is not directly proportional to their importance. Those with the least matter are more important.

indoor patio image © Gonzalo Viramonte

upstairs view image © Gonzalo Viramonte

Understanding this, it only remains to highlight the importance of finding a route that links all these spaces and is fueled by the qualities that each of them delivers. Being able to appreciate how each of these is affected differently under the action of light.

Castaños House designed by Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos in Buenos Aires argentinaimage © Gonzalo Viramonte

bathroom located at the first floorimage © Gonzalo Viramonte

As you walk through the house you can discover spaces, finding visuals, projections of light and shadow and the life proposed by its operation.

Castaños House designed by Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos in Buenos Aires argentinaimage © Gonzalo Viramonte

living area at the ground floor of the houseimage © Gonzalo Viramonte

a small sitting area in front of kitchen image © Gonzalo Viramonte

the kitchen image © Gonzalo Viramonte

black and white kitchen image © Gonzalo Viramonte

Castaños House designed by Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos in Buenos Aires argentinaimage © Gonzalo Viramonte

the living area view from upstairs image © Gonzalo Viramonte

the wooden and steel staircase image © Gonzalo Viramonte

vertical windows image © Gonzalo Viramonte

the entrance steps image © Gonzalo Viramonte

concrete steps image © Gonzalo Viramonte

Ground floor planGround Floor Plan 

First Floor Plan First Floor Plan 

Architectural scheme Scheme

architectural elevationElevation

section planSection


Architect: Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos

Location: Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Area: 250 m²

Year: 2019

Photographer: Gonzalo Viramonte

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