KM House was developed by Estudio Pablo Gagliardo and is located in Rosario, the biggest city in the province of Santa Fe, in Argentina.
The property, which is created of concrete, is spacious and sparsely decorated, with only a couple of pieces of furnishings, permitting the actual structure of the house to speak for the space.
KM House by Estudio Pablo Gagliardo:
“Family property situated a couple of kilometers from the city of Rosario, Argentina, in Portal de Aldea, a low-density residential neighborhood.
On a corner lot, the ground floor volume was longitudinal implanted at the south limit, disposing the major entrance on the avenue. Its facade is closed to the outdoors views, but opened to the inside, strengthening the dialogue with the landscape and benefiting the direction of the sun to the social locations of the residence. This volume also contains the primary bedroom, with its personal dressing space and bathroom. A service location with a secondary kitchen and toilette, barbecue and an alternative access to the second floor, is created as a assistance to the gallery and swimming pool area.
The second floor volume was implanted like a “crossing bridge” on top of the ground floor, producing a wide-opened space underneath it, in the heart of the residence, with dimensions comparable to the major living space. The idea is to get two distinct multifunctional spaces to be utilized on distinct times of the day or seasons. This gallery enables east-west continuity along the terrain. The home is primarily closed to the south, opening in favor to the north and east, which are the privileged orientations, as the place is on the south hemisphere.
The result of this volumetry is a double height space over the main entrance that connects the two levels. To sustain the ground floor as free of charge as achievable, the children´s bedrooms, utilities and other versatile utilizes, like a studio and guest bedroom, had been disposed on the second floor. It also hosts a social space, utilized as a playroom, opened to the void of the major entrance.
As a constructive and aesthetic resolution, exposed concrete is adopted in all structural and closure elements, such as, ceilings, walls and columns. The formworks have been all made with wooden structure, to develop a plank texture in all surfaces. Interior and exterior flooring, are all made of micro concrete, which creates a excellent continuity in between the various spaces.”
- First Level
- Second Level
Photos courtesy of Estudio Pablo Gagliardo