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Nice Exterior in Buenos Aires

March 1, 2010
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Buenos Aires studio Guillermo Radovich Arquitecto have wrapped an existing brick house in Buenos Aires in a band of modern white concrete. What’s even nicer is that it’s a great example of what to do with that residential front lawnscape and bring some design continuity to the entire project, something often overlooked.  The breaks in the concrete allow rainwater to permeate into the soil, as well as offering a visual break.  If this is a driveway, a good sub-grade reinforcing and higher strength concrete would be suggested.  The misalignment of the edges adds a great textural “toothing” of the green and the white.  Brilliant.

More information and images at Dezeen http://www.dezeen.com/2009/12/09/house-in-buenos-aires-by-guillermo-radovich-arquitecto/

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2010 23:10

    Very attractive, how does that beautiful wood staining last over time? Does that ‘porch’ type outside foyer before the door help shade and cool the home?

  2. March 2, 2010 14:37

    You will have to re-stain it every 7 to 10 years depending on the exposure and climate conditions. Great find Mike. I love this house. The visual separation between the smooth white element and the textured wood volume is stunning.

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