Argentina 2016 – Luciano Kruk designed a concrete vacation home at the center of Costa Esmeralda, in Buenos Aires Province. The Golf House is composed by three stacked overlapping volumes that are independently oriented one on top the other. Exposed concrete and glass dialogue with natural surroundings to provide a light, yet private, transparency.
The Golf House project sits on a virgin dune with wild vegetation overlooking golf courts from both sides. Luciano Kruk worked on a contemporary glazed architecture that could maximise sunlight exposure, offer a panoramic view on the surrounding landscape but also respect the privacy of the owners.
“The prisms’ disposition aims to structure the house as a lookout-artifact composed of three pure volumes set around an articulating axis: vertical circulation. The scope of their overlapping and the partially underground entrance lobby was to lower the height and moderate the visual impact of the whole building” says Luciano Kruk to ArchiPanic.
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With its back half buried under the dune, the lower volume lodges the entrance lobby and secondary bedrooms. A cube standing opposite serves as a warehouse supporting the larger prism destined to house the dynamics of the family’s activities.
The second volume houses a spacious living room, a kitchen and a studio/dining area. Two floor-to-ceiling windows substitute the lateral walls offering a 180° view from both sides. Minimal furniture dialogue with bare concrete both of the floor and pavement. Floating concrete stairs connect to the upper and lower floor.
As this see-through section is also parallel to the street, Luciano Kruk reinforced the volume’s privacy by surrounding the building with maritime pines that were strategically positioned also to reduce the sunlight incidence. Likewise, the sunlight vertical incidence from the north was controlled by the horizontal eaves —cantilever slabs—, which monolithically joined to vertical partitions work in the same way as the brise-soleils at the front.
The third and upper volume hosts the master bedroom satisfying the client’s requirement of privacy. Adequately independent from the rest the cannon shape section captures views of the distant sea horizon.
Golf House features also two decked outdoor terraces. The first extends from the social area overlooking the golf green, a bigger more private expansion on the other side projects the living room and dining area outwards and is sheltered by the cantilevered volume of the master bedroom.
All photos by Daniela Mac Adden, courtesy of Luciano Kruk.