Argentina has a long history of stunning Brutalist concrete buildings. These residences generally connect the inside and outside through huge windows and a flat, low silhouette, showcasing the country’s harsh environment.
This is the case at Casa GS in rural central Argentina. The 8,000 square-foot mansion, designed by Córdoba-based MWS Arquitectura as a country hideaway for a city-dwelling family, is spread across a single storey in an L-shape on roughly two and a half acres of land bordered by a deep ravine with a hidden river. The minimalist construction was designed to be a “timeless house” to preserve its longevity and avoid interfering with the site’s natural landscape.
The rectilinear four-bedroom property, made of steel, wood, stone, and concrete, is divided into two wings that separate the shared areas from the private rooms. The residence contains partially covered stonewalled patios that are supposed to operate as outdoor living rooms, in addition to a formal living room with a wall of windows that face out into the terrain. The many zones are connected by broad concrete beams, which create a sequence of courtyards and gardens that connect the house to its location near the Sierras Chicas mountain range.
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