Nestled within a forest clearing near the Argentinian city of Córdoba, this 2,153-square-foot house named "La Negrita" is designed to exist in harmony with nature. Designed by Córdoba–based Morini Arquitectos, the house first reveals itself as a black corrugated wall in the middle of the woodlands.
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The clients wanted their new home to connect with the forested landscape, however they also sought privacy from the street. To achieve this, the architects created a black facade with three separate modules—an open-plan living/dining area, a bedroom, and a garage.
According to Morini Arquitectos founder Jorge Morini, "this programmatic fragmentation was conceived with the implication that, over time, more spaces may be added to the corrugated wall."
The corrugated wall hides the home from the street to give the owners the privacy they desire. Meanwhile, the back of the house is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows that connect the interiors to nature.
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"This approach ensures that, even with speculative additions, the language of the house will not be lost. The final result is a house of transitions and of duality, with the lightness of the black sheet exterior contrasting the weight of the interior concrete, and the opacity of the street-facing facade further contrasting the transparency of the interior space," says Morini.
Architect of Record: Morini Arquitectos
Builder: Santiago Chasseing
Collaborators: Daniel Guerrero, Gastòn Sironi, Angela Ferrero, Mariana Pelliza