House L224: The Concept of Free Plant with An Excellent Thermal Comfort

Located in City Bell, Argentina, House L224 offers a conceptual simplicity designed by Felipe Gonzalez Arzac. A concept of the free plant is manifested in this house as well, supported by excellent thermal comfort through cross ventilation.

Design

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The initial idea of this project is about achieving a single image and manifesting the concept of the free plant. With large glass windows, a free floor that holds a wooden box is suspended on two large concrete lines.

The collective and public program of the house can be found on the ground floor: kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, and living room. The kitchen is placed in a small wooden box, hiding the house’s structure inside.

 

Structure

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The interior spaces of the house and the exteriors of the gallery are unified by the exposed concrete ceiling. The front yard with a concrete wall can bring privacy and capture the afternoon sun at the same time.

 

Details

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The house’s conceptual simplicity can be achieved with the partitions, two circular columns, the complicity of the structure, and concrete at the end of the house that supports the construction.

 

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On the ground floor, a total opening to the gardens can be achieved by opening the large windows. There are three bedrooms on the top floor and each of them has a bathroom and a dressing room.

A single image can be created thanks to the foldable wooden panels which are also used as a sunscreen for the bedrooms.

 

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Photographer: Javier Agustín Rojas

Karin Hoover

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
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