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The House of 7 Courtyards by Arquitectura Spinetta Studio

Exploring the Intersection of Architecture and Memory Through “The House of the 7 Courtyards”

©Ramiro Sosa-The House of 7 Courtyards by Arquitectura Spinetta Studio

Situated within the verdant expanses of Funes, Argentina, stands an architectural creation- “The House of the 7 Courtyards” by Arquitectura Spinetta studio, beautifully captured by Ramiro Sosa. This remarkable house, on a sprawling plot of land, emerged from a vision that spanned four years and three phases of construction. Despite the challenges posed by a global pandemic, the project persevered, with a family residing in the existing home on-site, lending a backdrop to its evolution.

Sitting by Rosario’s airport runway and train tracks, the house blends well with its surroundings. Choosing this special spot, rich with family memories, shows how architecture and nostalgia come together.

©Ramiro Sosa
©Ramiro Sosa

The House of the 7 Courtyards” is an example of duality of perspectives—enclosed retreats tucked away within, contrasting with wide-open views that stretch outward. Through a skillful balance of spaces, the architects have created a home that smoothly shifts between private moments and shared gatherings. The design of the house welcomes both closeness and expansiveness, fostering a lively interaction of light, space, and feeling.

©Ramiro Sosa
©Ramiro Sosa

At the heart of the project’s achievement lie the seven courtyards, each with its unique essence and function. Whether nurturing local plants and wildlife or offering secluded spots for family moments, these courtyards extend the living experience of the residents. They offera break from the outside world while inviting nature to permeate every corner of the living space, fostering a sense of harmony and interconnectedness.

©Ramiro Sosa
©Ramiro Sosa

In crafting “The House of the 7 Courtyards,” sustainability and environmental consciousness were paramount. Bioclimatic strategies, ranging from cross ventilation to rainwater harvesting, were  integrated into the design, ensuring a harmonious relationship between the built environment and nature. This commitment to sustainability extends beyond the physical structure, fostering a deeper connection to the surrounding ecosystem and its inhabitants.

©Ramiro Sosa
©Ramiro Sosa

As inhabitants move around, they encounter a variety of sensory delights—pleasant scents, different textures, and sunlight filtering through the plants. Each experience highlights the relationship between architecture, nature, and daily life, encouraging residents to reflect on the past, present, and future. “The House of the 7 Courtyards” not only showcases architectural creativity but also honors the lasting impact of family history and a sense of belonging.

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  1. what an impressive home! It looks like a restauration it is such a luxury to have a home today let alone a massive yard such as this one. Spinetta did an amazing job I have been following their work for a while now.

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