Another concrete residence from BAK Arquitectos

The BA House is part of a small condominium with 16 lots. It’s located in Villa Udaondo, Ituzaingó, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, an area traditionally populated by farms. It was desiged as a permanent residence for architects Besonías and Almeida and it sits on a 419 square meter site. The actual building covers an area of 167 square meters. The construction process was completed in 2010.

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The clients were looking for a location that would offer them privacy but also freedom in terms of design. They decided to choose this area mostly because it was a remote place with few permanent inhabitants but also with a diversity of styles. That also meant that they were among the first persons to inhabit the area.

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When they decided on a design for their new house, the main elements that they wanted to integrate were flexibility and style. The clients wanted this to be their private and permanent residence but they also wanted it to be able to accommodate visitors and to occasionally host their children. After consulting with the architects, they decided to have a single-level residence.

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The front façade of the house is very simple and composed of stacked pieces of wood that can either offer privacy or expansive views. The back of the house features a roller metal curtain that can be activated by pressing a key. This was a security matter for the owners. Overall, this is a very simple, modern and flexible home that could set the pace for the future residences.{found on archdaily and pics by Gustavo}.