The Black House in Argentina by Andres Remy Arquitectos
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The Black House is a striking project of Andres Remy Arquitectos that was completed in 2007. It was made for a young couple with no children, but still the architects were asked to create separate bedrooms for the couple’s future kids. Boasting 3,552 square feet of living space, the house is located some 30 kilometers (approx. 18 miles) from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Situated near a lake, the residence affords sweeping views of the shimmering water. Water plays quite an important role in this project, because a shallow pool divides the house in two and acts like a natural mirror that constantly reflects natural light, thus illuminating the dwelling in an indirect manner.
After analyzing the lot’s positioning, the architects decided that dividing the social areas in two would be a great idea, setting the common areas on one side (including the dining are and the kitchen) and the unwinding areas (the living room) on the other side, closer to the lake. A glass bridge connects the two sections. Speaking of glass, the ground floor features large transparent walls to ensure proper natural illumination and panoramic views. See more in the following photos.