AR Arquitectos completes black-concrete home in mountains of Argentina

Black-stained concrete kinds the outside of this residence within the mountains of Córdoba by Argentinian studio AR Arquitectos.

The Black Home is situated within the small mountain city of La Calera simply exterior of Córdoba. AR Arquitectos, an area studio, was commissioned by a household to create the 550-square-metres Argentinian residence.

Black-stained concrete was chosen for its visible affect

“The principal concept was to interrupt with the standard premises,” mentioned the studio. “Our consideration was positioned on the selection of concrete because the protagonist materials in all its senses.”

The black-stained concrete used for the outside partitions creates a powerful visible affect and offers the home a way of solidity and permanence.

Exterior of the Black House by AR Arquitectos
Steps lead all the way down to the primary entrance on the decrease ground

The 2-storey construction is situated on a steep slope so the decrease ground wanted to be partially sunken into the bottom.

From the outside, a set of steps leads all the way down to the primary entrance, whereas vehicles park down a ramp right into a storage that’s configured like a breezeway and presents sightlines by way of the house.

The house’s communal areas are mixed into an open-concept format on this decrease degree. Guests enter by way of the centre of the house, which opens out to views of the encompassing mountains by way of tall, sliding glass partitions.

Interior of the black concrete house by AR Arquitectos
Sliding glass doorways within the frequent areas present views of the encompassing panorama

“The bottom ground, undermined within the terrain, provides guests the expertise of going by way of the challenge and framing the views it suggests,” mentioned AR Arquitectos.

“The inside and exterior merge because of the permeability that’s achieved by way of massive glazed surfaces, with window-doors that join the inside area with a big gallery, pool, the backyard, and the view,” the studio added.

A lined space behind the home permits guests to benefit from the outside whereas nonetheless having fun with some safety from direct daylight.

Close to the storage, there’s a double-height space that incorporates the staircase, which is manufactured from monolithic wood treads anchored into the structural concrete wall.

Exterior living areas at the black concrete house by AR Arquitectos
A canopy extends over the outside lounge areas for shading

“The staircase is likely one of the important components, with the thought of expressing a fabric’s lightness over the robustness of one other materials, equivalent to black concrete,” AR Arquitectos defined.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and a house workplace laid out alongside a hall. Every of those areas enjoys views of the town of Córdoba. Moreover, the first bed room opens out onto a terrace.

Interior staircase at the black concrete house by AR Arquitectos
The lightness of the floating staircase was designed to distinction with the concrete wall

The supplies used for the interiors distinction the black concrete aesthetic of the outside partitions.

AR Arquitectos used a wooden named Kiri, often known as Paulownia, for the slatted screens that cowl the home windows dealing with the road.

Exterior of the black concrete house by AR Arquitectos
The house is situated in a mountainous panorama

The first bed room is fully lined in wooden panelling, together with some textured panels that present some visible curiosity to the partitions.

This species of wooden could be stronger than typical pine boards, whereas additionally being lighter.

Córdoba is a mountainous space in Argentina. Different initiatives within the space embrace a dramatically cantilevered residence that’s wrapped in wood slats at its perimeter and a stone home that’s meant to seem like a ruined medieval city.

The pictures is by Gonzalo Viramonte.