FYF Residence
2004—2007
Client: Private
Status: Complete
Size: 2,000 ft²
Location: Rosario, Argentina

FyF is located in the outskirts of Rosario approximately 300 km north of Buenos Aires. The small house of approximately 200 m2 is built in a new residential development adjacent to a traditional neighborhood. The house can be described as a spatial and physical attempt to challenge the planar stability and flat homogeneity of the Pampas landscape in a domestic setting. The project was conceived as a monolithic solid, a monochromatic form punctuated only by subtle inflections that establish a complex physical relationship among the different spaces while maintaining a sense of identity and privacy between them.

The house is organized into a basic disposition of public and private spaces connected by a central corridor and articulated by a small light well. The internal atmosphere of the house offers a contrasting effect between calmness and fluidity. While all rooms are discretely separated, they are also connected by means of strategic openings located right at the transitions, hence adding to the main areas of the house a sense of controlled endlessness.

Placed in close proximity to the main public areas, a pliant pool produces a cascading physical continuum with the body of the house. Torquing the volume while merging it with the ground, the pool complicates the spatial stability of the house and activates a dynamic and oblique sequence of movement and views to the landscape beyond.

Team:
Marcelo Spina
Georgina Huljich
James Vincent
Hunter Knight
En Jang
Ben Luddy

Partners: Estudio +: Alejandro Beltramone
Dalabona Arquitectos: Monia Dalabona















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