Adolfo Mondejar and Francisco Figueroa Astrain have worked together to complete this 2020 residential project called JC House. Located in Córdoba, Argentina, this family house is designed in a U-shaped plan with exposed concrete slabs composing its structure.
The site of this project is a neighborhood on the outskirts of the city. The program of the project is made based on each family member’s characteristics and relationships between them.
The building sits in a plot with a north orientation for the back of it, giving an opportunity for privacy over the street and the house orientation. The U-shaped plan is opened to the east, an orientation that defines the project.
The impregnation of aromatic plants can provide a comfortable spacious area for the occupants while the nighttime areas are on the lateral side of the house.
Even though the living room and kitchen are separated but they still have a similar proportion, related to the inhabitants’ relationships. The patio is the entrance of the house that guarantees a double relation with green in the house interiors.
In the interior, this house can be closed or opened thanks to the mobile double filter of solar shading made of aluminum panels. This filter has a double function over the facade: a closure to the street and a closing structure. It reinforces the relationship with the patio of the interior.
The house structure is composed of exposed concrete slabs, supported by a double wall of black bricks and structural masonry. This structure generates a new chromatic perception in the house’s exterior and interior.
The plain roofs are built-in exposed concrete and composed of different heights due to the fitting of different beams. The U-shaped patio with an independent entrance can be found near a barbeque and social area.
This house tries to get away from the aesthetic of the neighborhood type on the site based on its image and scale, looking for a synthesis of its chromatic and morphologic expression.
JC House Gallery
Photographer: Gonzalo Viramonte