Argentine architecture firm Diego Arraigada Arquitecto worked in cooperation with American firm Johnston MarkLee to design and build this home in Rosario, Argentina. The curvaceous concrete structure derives its shape from a desire to reconcile a view of the landscape with privacy from neighbors. Consequently, the two architecture firms decided to forego a traditional façade hierarchy, instead creating a shape with no front, rear, or side designations, and “a surface that continuously modulates the relationship of interior to exterior.” Desirable landscape features are carefully framed with windows, while views into the home are blocked. The concrete exterior was constructed using traditional local techniques, and its marred, rough surface honestly reflects its origins and construction methods. Inside, however, smooth, curved white walls and dark wood floors provide marked contrast.
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