Another Contemporary Piece Of Art
This modern residence is found inside the district of Los Quebrachos in San Luis Province, Argentina. San Luis Province is located near the geographical center of the country (on the 32° South parallel). Neighboring provinces are, from the north clockwise, La Rioja, Córdoba, La Pampa, Mendoza and San Juan.
This residence is located in a relatively new and small affluent area outside of the city of San Luis. Surrounded with hills and mountains, luxury mansions, golf and tennis terrains, this area is reminiscent of Beverly Hills in California.
This residence was a permanent home for a family with three small children, at the time of construction. According to the architects, during the design process there were very specific requests that the project had to incorporate. Due to its scope and nature, the most important was to have a large enclosed space for recreation and sport since the Chorrillero winds limit opportunities for outdoor activities.
Materials used in this Los Quebrachos residence are the apparent concrete in the upper dimension volume and the San Luis dark gray stone as a base in the lower level of the terrain. Both materials meet the requirement of minimal maintenance and good behavior in earthquakes.
The visual connections between the spaces through large glazed surfaces is a constant. The views flow from one room to the other, and the view of the surrounding environment spans through several spaces. These visual connections in multiple senses, which at the same time don’t neglect the intimacy of the space, give a unitary character to the project, which, despite being a single-family dwelling, is very complex.
The Los Quebrachos residence definitely catches the eye. It blends beautifully with its natural surroundings.
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