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* Residential Architecture: El Secreto House by Pascal Arquitectos

Posted by the editors on Friday, 15 June 2012

Residential Architecture: El Secreto House by Pascal Arquitectos: “..One of the main objectives was to achieve the most natural light and views to the garden, and not to create a series of closed rooms but a series of spaces where the events happen and communicate with one another. It is important to note that the entire house is designed in modules and multiples of feet, generating different sizes of overlapping rectangles, which became the geometric pattern of the house..As part of the architectonic discourse and for reasons of durability and maintenance very few finishings were used, one being concrete, one of the house’s most notable materials for its durability over time and the fact that it acquires more dignity and history with time. The house was build with structure-based construction of concrete with rebar, apparent concrete walls, red brick and use of structural steel elements. The exterior wall finishes and some interior finishes are Galarza stone while cast with vinyl and enamel paints are used in wet areas..”  Extensive glazing, abundant natural light, indoor/outdoor sensibility; the relatively conservatively styled exterior reveals an interior with distinctly less conservatism and a sensitivity to materials…

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image: Courtesy of Pascal Arquitectos; article: Jett , Megan . “El Secreto House / Pascal Arquitectos” 04 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/139491&gt;

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