Two Metallic Houses, Rafaela Santa Fe

Two Metallic Houses, Rafaela Real Estate, Province of Santa Fe Building Project, Argentina Architecture

Two Metallic Houses in Rafaela Province of Santa Fe

5 July 2022

Design: Mauricio Morra

Location: Calle Dr. E. Mahieu nº 595, (2300) Rafaela, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina, South America

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Province of Santa Fe

Photos by Ramiro Sosa

Two Metallic Houses, Argentina

The Two Metallic Houses are located on a corner lot of 12 x 30 meters, in a neighborhood on the eastern outskirts of the city of Rafaela, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. The corner situation is used to generate income on its longest north side, and prioritize both houses.

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Argentina

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela

The proposal avoids common spaces, which meant higher construction and maintenance costs. The land was divided exactly in half, leaving the entire built and free private surface -with its own patios-, except for the obligatory North retreat that has remained as a semi-public garden.

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Argentina

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela

Both houses are identical 2-bedroom duplexes (one accessible bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and one on the ground floor). They are supported by south and west dividing walls with services, and taking advantage of the best east and north orientations for lighting, sunlight and ventilation.

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Argentina

Its structure is metallic and modulated, with double UPN profiles, plus square and rectangular tubes. The openings and outer shells are made of aluminum (vertical rectangular tubes placed face or edge). These main components -structure, envelopes and openings- merge into a unified and integrated expression, fulfilling multiple roles: climate control, lighting, visuals, privacy, security, with very low maintenance. Regarding the interior, the partitioning is solved with dry technologies.

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Province of Santa Fe

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Argentina

They have double-height galleries facing East, operating as a transition between the interior (stay rooms where the double-height living-dining room stands out) and the exterior (expansion patios). There is a close relationship, synergy and spatial fluidity between these three categories -interior-transition-exterior-. A light patio on the upper floor accentuates this contingency and integration of free and covered spaces, with light situations and the presence of natural elements -sky, light, vegetation- that favor an atmosphere of calm.

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Province of Santa Fe

Due to its topological configuration, the proposal includes versatility of uses and flexibility to add future extensions, without corrupting its original concepts. In some of the double-height modules -living-dining room or gallery- mezzanines with dry technologies can be added very simply, within the same construction.

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Province of Santa Fe

Two Metallic Houses in Rafaela, Province of Santa Fe – Building Information

Work location: Calle Dr. E. Mahieu nº 595, (2300) Rafaela, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina
Project regulatory approval date: June 2019
Construction start date: September 2019
Work completion date: February 2022
Construction area: 214.41 sqm

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela

Studio: Mauricio Morra Architects
Project author: Arq. Mauricio Morra
Collaborators in project: Arqts. Valeria Alasia and Diego Degiovanni
Structural calculations: Eng. Héctor Mónaco
Architect construction management: Mauricio Morra
Photographs: Ramiro Sosa. (https://www.instagram.com/ramirososafotografia/)

Study data:
Mauricio Morra Architects – https://www.mauriciomorra.com.ar/
Address: Calle Lamadrid 120, (2300) Rafaela, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina.
Phone: +54 03492 570604
E-mail: [email protected]
Site: https://www.instagram.com/mauricio.morra.arquitectos/

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Argentina

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela

Contractors, suppliers and products:
Execution of metal structure and aluminum cladding: Metalúrgica Mosso.
Masonry execution: Miguel Coria Construcciones.
Execution of dry cladding and painting: Berra coatings and painting.
Aluminum openings: JyM Openings.
Fixed furnishings: Norly Equipments.
Underfloor heating: Boat Installations.
Heating appliances: PEISA.
Landscaping: The Oaks.
Sanitaryware, taps and porcelain tiles: Lare S.A.
Sanitary: ROCA S.A.
Faucets: FV S.A.
Porcelain tiles: ILVA S.A.
Lighting Fixtures: Illuminate you

Two Metallic Houses Rafaela Province of Santa Fe

Photographs: Ramiro Sosa

Two Metallic Houses, Rafaela Province of Santa Fe images / information received 050722

Location: Calle Dr. E. Mahieu nº 595, (2300) Rafaela, Province of Santa Fe, Argentina, South America

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