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Twin Cabins within the Patagonian Andes, Argentina by Forma Structure


The twin cabin that surrounded by patagonian vegetation on the hillside looking towards lake and the slope.

Architects: Forma Structure
Space: 135 m²
Yr: 2017
Lead Architect: Santiago Mussi Tiscornia, Ignacio Mussi Tiscornia, Andrew Pringle Sattui, José A. Orol
Collaborator: Daniel Mussi Tiscornia
Metropolis: San Carlos de Bariloche
Nation: Argentina

Situated within the neighborhood of Entre Cerros in San Carlos de Bariloche, Andinas Mellizas Patagónicos is a undertaking of two twin homes of 65m2 every.

Surrounded by patagonian vegetation, the homes stand between maytenuses, nires and cypresses on the hillside of Cerro Ventana trying in direction of Lake Gutierrez and the slopes of Cerro Catedra.

The 2 volumes are supported on poles, letting the pure mantle of the soil lay freely beneath with the intention of producing the least influence on the forest. With an identical flooring plans, what differentiates the homes, is that the ambients alternate and adapt, each, to the totally different slopes of the positioning.

A smart understanding of the context was sought. Each concerning the part and the ground plan, the shape opens in direction of the panorama. The entrance facade tilts outward, thus producing the entry eave and further inside house outdoors the ground plan itself.

The homes are partially prefabricated in a workshop and transported to the positioning. With a view to obtain a product that’s constant in its method, all the undertaking is modulated based mostly on the scale of the 1.12m x 2.44m OSB plates.

Thus, building was streamlined and sources have been maximized with an virtually zero discard. Following the consistency of the modularity, phenolic tertiary plates lower to 20cm have been used for the inside cladding. Working inside the modules additionally saved time and materials in the course of the set up.

Dealing with home windows generate cross air flow as a passive means for air-con. A big window going through the north-west with a view of the hills is the results of a dematerialization of the wall, a window in direction of the skeleton of the construction displaying its modularity.

As an outer protecting, black corrugated sheets have been used the place the black color helps to generate warmth passively within the winter.

We consider that sustainability is just not solely measured within the variety of photo voltaic panels, however it’s a a lot broader time period that encompasses all the things from the accountable use of pure sources (wooden is a renewable useful resource and has a unfavourable carbon footprint, because it accumulates carbon) to efficient building strategies.

Avoiding discards and saving money and time, in addition to passive technique of vitality effectivity with easy options similar to orientation, cross air flow, the color of the outside cladding and good thermal insulation.

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