Nature Takes Center Stage In Luciano Kruk’s Board-Marked Concrete Home
Outside of Buenos Aires, Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk has designed ‘Casa Rodriguez’, a rectilinear concrete house with a slatted wood entrance and a large swimming pool, and enveloped by an expansive garden.
“The house was designed as a pure volume,” explain the architects, where a “spacious gallery would allow the owners to be in close touch with nature and with the swimming pool.” The single storey house is located in La Esperanza, a gated community—”Its streets, made out of compact calcrete and crushed stone, are configured in accordance with the area’s longstanding woods,” they explain. The landscape has played a central role in the home’s design: rows of willow-trees surround the terrain’s flat topography, while an internal courtyard offers more space for time in nature. “On the one hand, the austere exposed concrete guarantees the building’s continuity in time,” they continue. “On the other, the material composition aims at becoming one with the rural environment where the house is located.”