Small-Lot Ingenunity: the Altos House, Buenos Aires, by Vanguarda Architects 1

This glossy modern house, situated within the Altos del Sol gated neighborhood of Ituzaingo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a product of Vanguarda Architects. Planning this house, the architects confronted one main problem: the lot was slender, necessitating putting the home in such a means that they might maximize the dwelling area with out having a “crowded” feeling. The entrance is solely personal, closed off by the use of aluminum and wooden panels (observe the distinctive louvered window). In this entrance space are the “service” rooms of the house: bed room, rest room, altering rooms for the pool, one other entrance, and the storage and laundry; colours are white, cream, and grey — apart from one rest room, with its vivid pumpkin-coloured wall accents. By distinction, the again of the house is open, permitting for indoor/outside dwelling round an exterior courtyard.

Small-Lot Ingenunity: the Altos House, Buenos Aires, by Vanguarda Architects 2

The crowning jewel of this yard space is the pool; it may be crossed by a glass bridge which, in flip, connects the gallery — an extension of the sitting room — with the barbecue space and a playroom, set aside by a wooden deck. As a two-story lobby, the primary entryway helps “tie” all of the areas collectively visually; the concrete stairs appear to drift from one degree to a different, wrapped in glass and metal, to a second-flooring touchdown and “bridge” between the main bedroom and the youngsters’s bedrooms. In this open plan, sitting room, kitchen, and eating areas are built-in into one clean movement; the kitchen, with its useful island containing a cooktop and additional seating, might be closed off by way of a sliding door. An wonderful instance of the way to use a slender lot to benefit, the Altos home packs a number of dwelling into its unobtrusive design.

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