Located near a quarry in the Argentinian town of Unquillo, just north of Córdoba, Casa JB is a home in conversation with the rocky landscape. Alarcia Ferrer Arquitectos played with the form of the house to strategically incorporate two significant, natural stone outcrops. The results present a unique interior landscape that echoes the environment.
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The home is divided into three separate volumes, each of equal importance, that contain the private, public, and semi-covered spaces of the house. This layout naturally connects the home to the terrain in half levels—guaranteeing a view of the distant mountain ranges from almost every angle. The rocky outcrops anchor the home and provide a distinctive, aesthetic touch.
The first rocky outcrop creates the home’s entrance patio, which helps further articulate the divide between the public and private space.
Load-bearing, brick walls support an inclined roof including a wooden, pergola-type structure that seamlessly connects with wood-paneled ceilings inside. The construction allows light to enter the home and gives the interiors a sense of spatial continuity.