Sosa Home / 40Sur Arquitectura
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The mission was commissioned by a pair from the town of Neuquén, Argentina. That they had bought the lot just a few years in the past with the dream of constructing a home to maneuver in and stay out their retirement within the metropolis of San Martín de los Andes, within the coronary heart of the Andes mountain vary.
The mission was conceived with two very robust constraints. Firstly, the couple wished a single-story home. Secondly, the sloping topography of the land.
On a 900m2 plot with a really steep slope, a 160m2 single-story home needed to be designed. We began by making an attempt the commonest choices, however this system did not match, so we lastly determined to generate an elongated ground plan in direction of the decrease a part of the land. About 8m of top separates the higher half from the decrease half. This ground plan is supported by bolstered concrete beams and columns.
These columns, based on the pure terrain, would have been 5.5m excessive. We thought that was extreme, so we determined so as to add coarse quarry materials till we managed to cut back this top to three.40m. We achieved this by the design of a gabion retaining wall. These are galvanized wire mesh baskets stuffed with stone, quite common within the space, as they’re a fast and sturdy answer for these works. They are often seen on the Route of the Seven Lakes.
As soon as this was resolved, we needed to discover a option to let the solar in, because the land is situated within the decrease a part of a growth dealing with southeast, with views of the town, Lake Lacar, and Chapelco Mountain. For this, we designed a damaged roof that generates a skylight to the north, permitting us to attain some hours of daylight.
The ground plan structure, after a lot excavation work, allowed us to confide in the environment, producing the entry of daylight and the perfect views of the town and the lake. The supplies chosen for the mission have been laminated pine wooden for the constructions and roofs, kiri wooden for the inside cladding, lenga wooden for the outside particulars and deck, and black corrugated sheet steel for the outside cladding, as they required low upkeep.
As for the development system, we opted, as in the remainder of our initiatives, for self-supporting SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) panels from Propanel, which give not solely pace but additionally the mandatory insulation to counteract the chilly winter local weather. These panels, having a polystyrene core, are very thermally environment friendly and, being a inflexible panel with nearly 3m2 of floor space, favor fast building, lowering building occasions by nearly half.