Costa Esmeralda House by BAK Arquitectos

December 16th, 2012



BAK Architects is known for creating beautiful concrete homes in Mar Azul, Argentina. This house was also built in Mar Azul as a summer home. Words from the architect:

We decided to solve the house in two volumes perpendicularly intersecting in ā€œLā€ at different levels, opting to provide more privacy to the volume that contains the private uses of the house by resting over the level of the lot and placing it perpendicular to the front. The higher volume, of public use, is resolved alongside the front line taking advantage of the acacia trees that provide privacy and allow the enjoyment of the far views into the wilderness environment, in turn its elevated position sought to provide the house some presence from the street leaning out slightly above the level of the acacias. This volume was generated as an elongated prism, supported at one end over the volume of the bedrooms.

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  1. Swade says:

    I love the design, but all the concrete makes it look so cold and uninviting. It doesn’t look like a home, but a museum, something you don’t want to touch or make into a home.

  2. Andrew says:

    I’ve learned to love Brutalism. Viva Brutalism!


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