Obra Castaños | Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos

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Project Name: Obra Castaños

Practice: Barrionuevo Villanueva ARQuitectos

Products: AutoDesk, Trimble, Carpinteria bola ocho, Ekkon, Electrojujuy, Ponasec, Premoldeados Norte

Firm Location: Argentina

Completion year: 2019

Gross Built up Area: 250 sqm

Project Location: Tigre

Lead Architects: Nicolás Barrionuevo, Juan Villanueva

Others: Structural Calculation: Andres Moscatelli

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Excerpt: Obra Castaños is a residence designed by the architectural firm Barrionuevo Villanueva Arquitectos. We try to understand this work as a succession of defined areas that are put in relation to others so that a set functions. We try to develop this from its imprint. Volumetric clarity consists of determining these areas, giving them a formal identity, and putting them with other composite areas with the same logic. In this way, a large volume appears at 3 meters high, blocked by a vacuum. As an immediate result, the formal management of the ground floor injects its functions.

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We try to understand this work as a succession of defined areas that are put in relation to others so that a set functions. We try to develop this from its imprint. Volumetric clarity consists of determining these areas, giving them a formal identity, and putting them with other composite areas with the same logic.

In this way, a large volume appears at 3 meters high, blocked by a vacuum. As an immediate result, the formal management of the ground floor injects its functions.

It is interesting to note that not only do these have their condition and use. Putting them in relationship results in a series of spaces and interstices that link them, relate them, give them particular qualities and solve new areas that coincidentally turn out to be the most important of the program.

We talk about intermediate or interstice spaces, access, horizontal and vertical circulation, public area of the house (kitchen, living room, dining room), and expansion gallery.

While highlighting the non-physically constituted element vital for all these spaces and volumes to be put in a relationship; the courtyard. Lugar q does not demand a physical action to constitute itself but articulates the horizontal and vertical uses of the entire work.

This is how we can describe compositional logic and conclude that spaces’ physical and formal execution is not directly proportional to their importance. Those with the least material are more important.

Understanding this, it only remains to highlight the importance of finding a route that links all these spaces and is fed by the qualities that each of them gives it. Thus, being able to appreciate how each of these is affected differently under the action of light. As you walk through the house, you can discover spaces, finding visuals, projections of light and shadow, and the life that its operation proposes.

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