Project: Textures House
Architects: Roberto Benito Arquitecto
Location: San Francisco, Cordoba, Argentina
Area: 3,982 sf
Photographs by: Gonzalo Viramonte
Textures House by Roberto Benito Arquitecto
The Textures House is a luxurious contemporary dwelling located in San Francisco, Cordoba, Argentina. It is a single-story contemporary residence with just under 4,000 square feet of minimalist, naturally-lighted interior spaces to offer that open up to a private yard. It was designed by Roberto Benito Arquitecto, the same studio behind the design of the Linear House that we showcased a while ago.
Perhaps the continuous search that the Studio pursues to achieve a textural architecture, is reflected in this house with notoriety. The significance given to materiality, represented by the nakedness and honesty of some natural finishes, makes it acquire a great relevance in expressiveness.
Volumetrically, it is made up of opaque perimeter enclosures, exposed concrete walls, cast in layers with different components in the dosage, giving it the appearance of geological strata. Above these walls, that form blocks that separate and contain, rests a slab made of precast concrete joists, that are manifested inside. Upper cover of aluminized sheet. This large “lid” is expressed as a rusted metal sheet border that runs around the perimeter and at some point it volumizes reaching the floor.
The partition and disaggregation of the voids was a premise, to provide the spaces with an interior / exterior continuity according to their use and privacy. Three columns that participate in the large space, some exposed exposed pipes and a smooth cement floor and metal and glass partitions give the main room, square in proportion, with two transparent faces and two opaque ones to house pieces of art and books, a certain industrial style … Disguised loft in a low-density neighborhood. Corner lot that allows differentiation of entrances.
The private rooms are separated but linked by a common patio. The landscaping was designed thinking about native species that represent the image of the vegetation in the region and facilitate the best adaptation.
A place designed for gathering with friends, honoring gastronomy in all forms, but also to promote a peaceful and reflective life. Alluding at its sobriety to the outside, but showing off its character, it opens and allows its full potential to be lived in.