Photography courtesy of Workroom
Description by FCP Arquitectura
A large volume of white extended walls that recreates the trees on the lot preserving family privacy that connects with portions of forest … lots of heaven … lots of water.
The lot is located in a gated neighborhood near the central area of the city of Córdoba and it showed great contrasts … .an irregular exposing corner lot that challenged us to preserve home life … .an ancient dense forest of native trees occupied half of the land, opposite to a plain stripped of vegetation.
The challenge and exploration of the work aimed to amalgamate the light of the land with the programmatic needs of housing … the forest, its shadow, its intimacy … and the plain, its light, its expansion as a vacuum to overturn in architecture. A serene family life of four members with an active social life. Thus, the skin is the element that condenses this dialectic as a contact membrane between the inside and the outside, assuming the responsibility to face different requirements as a whole.
We decided to consider the work in a stereotomic way, thereby we established and reinforced a concrete boundary between public and private. Pure white ceramic block masonry volumes lightly suspended soil barely were thought to connect the inner and outer spaces according to the demands of interior activities. As subtle counterpoint to the white walls, rusty sheets of iron act as a filter in these turning points, mobile panels that regulate access, lighting, privacy, from the full opacity to the transparency of the perforated surfaces.
The green landscape and the folds of the topography that we had built complete the proposal to set up a private space that reviews the patio paradigm. The requirement of considering the water as part of the family activities throughout the year brought about a large water mirror that connects the social spaces of the house and extends to the barbecue. In summer it enjoys the outdoors in the sun meanwhile the house offers shelter in winter with the help of solar and heating systems.
The culmination of the work relied on local construction systems and reinforced concrete masonry. The strategy aimed to differentiate private to social places, a smaller spatial scale and the presence of the walls capture visuals; and a more permeable social space characterized by large beams that support the roof and the wall of the main façade, hanging over and diluting the limits, large aluminum frames open the space to the family yard.
The proposal optimizes the relationship between the geometry of the lot, its landscape, the programmatic requirements of housing and our spatial intentions. Most private housing sectors directly link with the forest in the zero plane …they have direct contact with the tree and on the terrace. On a larger scale, social spaces are connected to the empty open place… the reference of the tree is at the distance …it is sculptural.
Photography by Gonzalo Viramonte
It's all about flowers and colors as I said to you in the previous post, but this time I'm coming not only with trends, but also with more concrete ideas. It's impossible for you to dislike this post if you love flowers, bright colors, luminous and clean spaces. Not to mention the pleasant smell of spring flowers! So let's start: 1.Coral details; - Add a pop of color; -Looks incredible and fresh; -Combined with white dishes -Clear, bright space; -Coral flowers - everyone's favorites.
2.Farm House Style; A farm house wouldn't be complete without plants, and rustic details. Add a rustic carpet on your floor or rustic sheets on your bed. If you are not a fan of real flowers because you don't have time to take care of it you can buy some faux ones and it will look as beautiful as they were real. 3.Contrasting Colors; Intense colors combined with each other might not seem as a good idea for you, but trust me this spring they are a real trend! 4.Pops of Pastels; Pastels are not only for clothes this spring, but also for furniture, carpets, walls and so on. This will be my favorite trend! 5.Don't ignore the lavender. Pastel color - checked ('cause lavender do have an amazing pastel color) Good appearance - checked You can hang real lavender flowers on a big photo frame, or also put them in a photo frame for a more corky style.
When it comes to kitchen and bathroom it is a little bit difficult to think about fall decor, but not impossible. I’ve done some research and I found some cute ideas.
The first one is to make toothbrushes, cotton pads, candles holder *for bathroom*, and supports for salt, pepper and sugar for the kitchen;
Paint some vases where you can put flowers for both bathroom and kitchen;
As I said before, about the bedroom and living room decor, paintings are a good idea also for bathroom and kitchen, but in my opinion this time it should only contain quotes.