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KM house designed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardo

The Rosario-based architectural studio Estudio Pablo Gagliardo has designed "KM house" a detached house located a few kilometers from the city of Rosario, Argentina, in Portal de Aldea, a low density and mainly residential neighborhood.

Project description by the architects:

On a corner lot, the ground floor volume was located on the southern limit, with the main entrance on the avenue. Its façade, more closed, opens to the interior of the land, facing north all social areas and the master bedroom. A warehouse was also located, with a second kitchen, bathroom and grill, as support for the gallery and another staircase as an alternative entrance to the upper floor.

the entrance of KM house designed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardo in Argentina image © Ramiro Sosa

The volume of the upper floor was placed in the form of a transversal bridge, generating underneath a semi-covered space in the heart of the house, as a large-scale expansion, similar to a living room. 

a girl walking toward the entrance of the houseimage © Ramiro Sosa

the entrance doorimage © Ramiro Sosa

The idea is that depending on the climate one or the other is used, thus obtaining two multifunctional spaces, for different times of the day and times of the year. This open gallery generates east-west continuity in the terrain. Trying to free as much as possible of ground floor, it was located upstairs along with the three bedrooms of the children, the service area, thinking of flexible uses such as desk, service unit, guests, landlords or another child, with independent income. 

the entrance door of the house image © Ramiro Sosa

As a social place on the top floor, there is a game room open to the void above the main entrance, with a closed space for support and storage, acoustically isolated.

KM house designed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardoimage © Ramiro Sosa

As a constructive solution, reinforced concrete is adopted with visible boards in all the structural and enclosing elements, ceilings, partitions and columns. The floors, both interior and exterior are smooth cement, which generates continuity between the different spaces.

the wooden staircase toward the first floor image © Ramiro Sosathe entrance area and staircase image © Ramiro Sosa

the side elevation of he house image © Ramiro Sosa

view of the bedroom through the glass wallimage © Ramiro Sosa

the pool located in front of the house image © Ramiro Sosa

KM house designed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardoimage © Ramiro Sosa

KM house designed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardoimage © Ramiro Sosa

the outdoor garden image © Ramiro Sosa

the living area view toward the yardimage © Ramiro Sosa

the swimming poolimage © Ramiro Sosa

cozy outdoor space image © Ramiro Sosa

the chimney in the living room image © Ramiro Sosa

the dining area image © Ramiro Sosa

the living room image © Ramiro Sosa

KM house designed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardoimage © Ramiro Sosa

KM house designed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardoimage © Ramiro Sosa

the kitchen image © Ramiro Sosa

KM house designed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardoimage © Ramiro Sosa

the night view of the concrete house image © Ramiro Sosa

KM house designed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardoimage © Ramiro Sosa

the entrance view in the night image © Ramiro Sosa

groud floor planGround floor

first floor plan First floor

architectural elevations and section Elevations


Architect: Estudio Pablo Gagliardo

Location: Portal de Aldea, Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Area: 365 m²

Year: 2009

Photographer: Ramiro Sosa 

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