Felipe Gonzalez Arzac's house
architect Felipe Gonzalez Arzac Argentina has designed a lovely and contemporary residence in a lush green area in Buenos Aires. The one-story residence offers just over 2,000 square meters of living space, but is all surrounded by a lovely and relaxing natural landscape. There are also numerous glazed surfaces that make optimal use of the look and natural light.
Heykel sculpture built in architecture is an expression of the renowned Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi. The architect Felipe Gonzalez is one of the buildings of Arzac's work philosophy and it is about the housing that we share in the pictures.
Rational, modern and conceptual language is embodied in this house as well as pure geometric forms. Exactly, the pedestrians intend to see it as a sculptural object outside the house; The statue Brancusi spoke of.
There, a blind bucket, a completely blind facade and open edges create the feeling of experiencing a completely dark house inside without making too much connection with the outside. However, when entering a rotten and perforated house with a large inner courtyard as the middle of the composition, the central axis of the fume cupboard and its composition, it is almost the opposite.
This play between outside and inside and the decision to shape the inner courtyard is one of the hallmarks of this work, which also plays a leading role here: the completely glazed interior is connected to the facade and wants the boundaries to be broken. In this sense, the house reveals the seek and intent to exploit and spatially fragment the cube, which is dynamized from two axes in different hierarchies. The competing main transverse axis, which is broken through by the statics of the "concrete box" and forms an infinite linear perspective, is expressed by the dining kitchen and longitudinal table, gallery, concrete wall and endless linear sink. The house then proposes another secondary transverse axis in a direction parallel to the street, which is realized by the lower wall that defines the access to the house. A separate paragraph in the design of this house deserves its value as a concrete and plastic and temp material and its value as a transparent material compared to the imposing concrete box. Both create a house that creates two situations, one from the outside and the other from the inside.
As a work of art, the apartment therefore offers multiple views, boundaries removed and a visual game in which the architecture is the statue.