Cinco Casas | AEC Arquitectura

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Project Name: Cinco Casas

Practice: AEC arquitectura

Products: Aluar, FV GRIFERIAS, Grupo Anacleto, Murvi, Roca, Sanitarios Ferrum

Firm Location: Buenos Aires

Completion year: 2020

Gross Built up Area: 680 sqm

Project Location: City Bell, Argentina

Design Team: Paula Ahets Etcheberry, Francisco Cartasegna

Others: Construction : Sergio Arrua, Climate Installations : La Plata Clima

Photo Credits: Luis Barandiarán

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Excerpt: Cinco Casas is a housing project designed by the architectural firm AEC Arquitectura. Architecture must be able to respond to increase density in an environment characterized by the void. The project takes shape on a single volume elevated from the ground. As a result, the ground floor, through outdoor and semi-covered spaces, transitions between the street, the access, and the rear garden and remits to the characteristics of suburban housing.

Project Description

(“Text as submitted by the Architects”)

La Plata is going through a process of constant expansion that grows beyond its original boundaries and extends to the cities that form the Gran La Plata area.

The houses are located in City Bell, originally a peripheral garden neighborhood consisting of weekend homes and small farms. Nowadays, it has been consolidated as an autonomous center.

Architecture must be able to respond to increase density in an environment characterized by the void. The project takes shape on a single volume elevated from the ground. As a result, the ground floor, through outdoor and semi-covered spaces, transitions between the street, the access, and the rear garden and remits to the characteristics of suburban housing.

Each unit has private access from the street, pedestrian, and vehicular, and its spaces of expansion to front and counter-front, giving a sense of unique housing in use beyond the form that groups them.

The high volume achieves long views of the wooded environment through large glazed window walls that erase the boundary between interior and exterior.

Services and circulations are grouped on a narrow side of the unit plan. This operation provides flexibility to the rest of the main areas of use of the house, connecting both open areas: front and rear garden, gaining in this process cross ventilation.

Towards the Northwest, a double façade creates a space of expansion that provides climate protection, hides the street’s visuals, and generates a dialogue with the existing classic brick constructions of the environment.

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