The black box…….

This house is so mysterious on the outside that you just want to go in and discover this hidden treasure. I love the simplicity and coolness that this black box represents and it makes you wonder what greatness lives inside……but once inside you stay in the mysterious mood. It is so understated that you have to fall in love. The choice of material is all natural and has a wide range in the wood category which makes it totally and utterly natural and beautiful……….I am a big fan of the architects Estudio BaBO who in 2011 designed this creation in Neuquén Province, Argentina. It represents 3 units, a recreation of the typical row house where each unit has 2 floors. If I was ever to move into a row house this would be it don´t you think?

Architects: Estudio BaBO

Photographs: Courtesy of Estudio BaBO



Concrete growing in the woods

This house is literally growing in the woods! It is amazing how this architect group has been able to “dump” this home into the woods looking as it was meant to be and has always been there along with its mates the trees. The concrete building looks as light as a feather in these surroundings and just invites you to enjoy your stay living the life back in nature………..If I should ever find myself “camping” (which I am not a big fan of and will never happen, well never say never….but) this would be the place for me to get back to nature………The architects have done a lot of houses in concrete which I find to be one of the most interesting material for almost anything!

Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk.

Architect Nuria Jover – Diorella Fortunati.