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Estudio Fernandez Renati designs Rita House in Club de Campo los Pingüinos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Project name:
Rita House (Casa Rita)
Architecture firm:
Estudio Fernandez Renati
Club de Campo los Pingüinos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Javier Agustín Rojas
Principal architect:
Alejo Fernandez
Design team:
Héctor Fernandez Renati, Gimena Caffo
Interior design:
Built area:
Covered area: 692 m². Semicovered area: 453 m²
Site area:
2,500 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
Structural engineer:
Environmental & MEP:
Tools used:
Concrete, brick, wood, glass, metal
Residential › House

Estudio Fernandez Renati: Rita is No. 2 in a series of organic houses, such as Chloé, Borja and Filippa. All with the same objective, to develop an exercise that lies in materializing and repeating a set of project operations that in the studio we call "Housing Manifesto".

- Internal courtyard

- Crossed lighting and ventilation

-Spatial relations

- Railing furniture

- Indigenous materials

- Architectural Tour

- Access to the roof

The land has 2,500 m and is located in country club on the outskirt of Buenos Aires. Site where aged trees predominate, which was respected in its entirety for the location of the house.

The axis of the work is an internal patio surrounded by ramps that connect covered spaces with other semi-covered ones, generating a fluid transition route between the spaces that are inhabited.

The house was implanted at the bottom of the land, to receive sun throughout the day. We decided to invert the traditional decision-making by locating the private program on the ground floor and the social program on the upper floor. We characterize the rooms with a private, calm and sealed space, which gives the sensation of being inserted in a forest. While the living room is raised to be at the height of the treetops and generate cross ventilation and lighting throughout the day, allowing access from this space to the entire house.

On the second level there is a study with independent access and a room for guests, culminating the tour.

The construction is stripped and lacks pretentious materials, all the luxury is given by the nature that surrounds it. Predominate among the materials used: concrete, brick and wood.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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