This two-story house in the Argentine city of Córdoba, designed by Grupo Urban, is surrounded by trees. The residence, appropriately titled Casa del Bosque, belongs to a family with a strong passion for art and design. The house’s footprint was determined in part by the site’s pre-existing trees, many of which were spared and not felled. The vegetation is not only visible from every room, but also offers privacy – it closes the house from the street and of course encloses the back yard. A separate concrete apartment houses a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue area.
Grupo Urban wanted to design a spacious house with natural light that makes optimal use of the region’s warm climate. The scheme consists of a large, elongated residence with a separate concrete apartment at the other end of the property. It houses a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue area, a dining table and a lounge with a fireplace. There is a plunge pool between the two buildings, which is bordered by wooden terraces.
The main residence comprises a service area, a kitchen and a playroom on the ground floor as well as a social room with a TV area and a bar the surrounding trees. The top floor is specially designed for the master bedroom and has a separate dressing room, bathroom and sauna.
The architects mainly used materials such as wood and stone to integrate the house into the natural surroundings as much as possible. The same concept is brought into the interior by providing as much natural light as possible thanks to the large openings strategically placed throughout the house.