Back in January we posted about our fondness for the knock-out modernist houses in the Uruguayan resort town of Punta Del Este. (check it out here) And now we have another to add to the portfolio, this time courtesy of the site Arch Daily. This beauty was designed by Brazilian hot-shot Marcio Kogan, whose work we are just ga-ga over. Here's a little more of his incredibly disciplined work:
An architectural vernacular of using local rough stone and timber has developed in Punta, and this house has employed these materials masterfully. The thin slab of exposed concrete roof, perched on two far-flung end walls each clad in the crude stone, hovers above the house, taking the concept of shelter back to its minimal essence. Below, the private living spaces are contained within a carefully crafted wood box, the public areas being transparent- either in glass cubes or "en plein air". The floor planes employ both the stone in a still rustic but more refined version, and strips of milled wood planking. The house rises up out of its gravelly surroundings and hugs the earth in a long, low homage to it's flat and open environment.
Enough words! Let's let the place speak for itself:
Read the full piece, view all the photos, and check out the plans & elevations here: