Buenos Aires , Argentina
Casa Mecano is a single-family home with a unique lakefront location. It proposes a closed facade towards the street, generating a private garden around which the different environments are built. On the upper floor, the gesture allows the rooms to be located in such a way as to obtain the maximum opening towards the sky and daylight from morning to evening.
Above the living room, a large skylight gives absolute clarity to an environment of very generous proportions, but still maintaining a comfortable scale for a family home. The house is designed to be walked barefoot, thus the wooden floor was chosen as well as the polished natural stone, which covers the galleries and even the entire interior of the pool, unifying the floors in a single apparent volume.
Structural elements of metal and concrete predominate on the facades, which are softened with a cladding of untreated lapacho planks, seeking a vertical and modulated reading. The house comprises about 770m2 and includes a covered garage with a car elevator, a comfortable service area and kitchen, a barbecue area that can be opened and fully integrated with the gallery, a playroom and a gym on the ground floor. On the upper floor there are four ensuite bedrooms.
The house is designed to be as ecological as possible and has renewable energy systems, including a heating and acclimatization system with geothermal probes that make it much more efficient than common systems, and is accompanied by a battery of solar panels that make the housing practically autonomous.
The project matured and evolved through a design process in conjunction with the client's needs. It is currently under construction and is estimated to be completed by the end of 2022.