House in the Pampas
Built with traditional methods, noble materials and a limited
budget, this contemporary design culminates a 20 year dream of
a family of artists. Flexibility was key for the changing demands
of the project. Activities vary from reading, painting, exhibiting
art, and gathering around the fireplace in the built in lay beds
which accommodate spontaneous guests.
The asymmetry of its 25 windows frames thousands of views of the
Argentine pampas. Multiple vistas arouse curiosity, contemplation
and motion, like paintings coming alive or screens capturing the
changes of light and time; the harvesting of the crops, the deepness
of the horizon and the ancient ombu tree.
Space experimentation is vital for the concept of this L shaped
house, its different volumes with changing ceiling heights create
different atmospheres. Sustainability was also important to his
project implemented by the use of local materials, natural illumination,
cross ventilation which allows natural breeze to flow.
The design was developed in Chicago by Manuela Garcia Faure Architecture
with technical documentation, contract administration and site
inspection by Architect Lorenzo in Buenos Aires.