Bernardo Rosello has recently completed a 70 sqm house located in a suburban residential neighborhood of the city of Bahia Blanca, Argentina. At the request of the owner, its realization was planned two construction stages: first, a house and gallery to meet the basic needs of a single user, and a second stage with two bedrooms and a bathroom for future growth.
The positioning of the house within the lot is transverse, leaving two empty spaces, one in the back, where the garden is located, that is frequently used and visually linked to the main interior, and one in the front, where the second stage of the construction will take place.
The gallery to the east sheltered with its lateral fronts generates a protected area of the strong prevailing winds of the west; turn, and not obscure the interior of the house, covered with translucent polycarbonate, allowing its use in rainy days. Towards the west, the house closes in its entirety to protect itself from the hostile sun in summer. Only high windows are projected to guarantee the interior movement of the air, renewing its volume in a few minutes.
The house is made with a mixed construction system, consisting of supporting walls of the steel-frame type, and columns that support laminated wooden beams modulated every two meters. The roof is made with a single sheet, slightly curved, that drain with slopes towards both facades.