This work examines the expressiveness of the materials in discourse with their surroundings. We have created an Interstitial architecture that seeks to exploit the intermediate spaces that are neither inside or out.The richness of this project is found in these spaces and their effect on the the relationship between a home and the daily activities of the inhabitant. We sought permeability without transparency, the juxtaposition of functions, the superposition of screens and a play of scales.
The house is located in the San Diego neighborhood of the city of Moreno; a neighborhood with large homes and gardens, treelined streets and wide open spaces. The lot is situated facing a large neighborhood park. The project sought to accompany the size and importance of the neighbors homes, while taking advantage of the expressive forms of all of the available resources. We sought to create solid result that can be read as a piece with a clear inside and outside, back and front. This structure has identity but integrates into the landscape: the grey of the concrete like the bark of the tree, and the windows reflecting the vegetation that forms an integral part of the home.
From inside the home, views of the park are filtered by vegetation, curtains, sliding panels and the reflection on the glass. The house opens completely onto a central patio, though the circulatory spaces alone make direct contact with the bedrooms, protecting the privacy of these spaces. The master suite includes a green terrace.
La casa explota la expresión del hormigón, el vidrio y el metal. The house exploits the expression of concrete, glass and metal. We explored the plasticity of concrete, creating spaces of standard dimensions and double high ceilings. Concrete provides the general structure of the house and its principal gestures; plants and glass define the spaces and volume while the steel connects these elements in highly detailed pieces. Both the stairs and sliding steel screens of the facade are mechanized steel sheets produced from digital drawings.The ironwork and ornaments seek to understand contemporary industrial resources in order and offer aesthetics in a modern language.
Identity in the juxtaposition of layers
The superposition of layers both consolidates the house as a unit and blurs the borders, giving depth to this intermediate space. This depth is dealt with differently throughout the home, providing a variety of effects. he essence of this house is generated through the superposition of independent elements that are joined harmonically to form a single unit. The space between these elements form the interstitial spaces that define this home; what could be an inert space, like the interior of a double wall, becomes a protagonist. The interplay of these spaces transmits rich sensations.