CASA EN MENDIOLAZA by Estudio Herbera
Estudio Herbera designed this stunning single-family residence in Mendiolaza, Córdoba, Argentina. Take a look at the complete story after the jump.
From the architects: Located in a neighbourhood in Córdoba mountains, on a large plot of land, we wanted to design a single-family home that meets the needs of the client.
The project is implemented on an uneven surface, so one of the main design premises was not to interrupt the general views of the neighbourhood with the construction. In addition, taking advantage of the steep slope to implant the house in a way that allows us to frame the views towards the mountains and its abundant vegetation.
One of the main characteristics of the project is the garden terrace that is generated over the garage, thus creating an invasion of the natural terrain on the construction.
Functionally, the house is divided into two parts. First, the private area, which is located at one end of the plant, prioritizing that all rooms have a view of the mountain.
Secondly, the public area, which is made up of the living / barbecue area, the kitchen and the daily living room.
The main objective when designing this house was space flexibility.
The kitchen was located in the centre, as configurator of the rest of the spaces.
Priority was given to integrating the kitchen into the social area, as we believe that it is a space that has gained great importance over the years, surpassing its initial function, which was solely for storage and cooking, to become a meeting space and interaction.
The three environments are linked together, generating a great and unique social space, for meeting,
with the possibility to close the kitchen doors and let each space work independently. Furthermore, the three spaces are linked to a wide patio.
We can see how the exposed concrete ceiling unifies, through materiality, all the interior and exterior spaces of the house.
On the other hand, upstairs, we have a barbecue area with only exterior access, for more private meetings.
The organization of spaces in this construction allows users to have the ability to
use the house in a flexible way and based on the use that each wants to give.
Project: CASA EN MENDIOLAZA
Architecture Office: Estudio Herbera – www.estudioherbera.com
Construction Year: 2016
Surface: 587 m²
Photography: Arq. Gonzalo Viramonte