Casa Cher is an incredible concrete and glass home in the forest of Mar Azul, Argentina, designed by BAK Architects. The residence is a holiday home for a couple and their two teenage children and is comprised of 1,130 square feet (105 square meters). The owners required that the home have two bedrooms and two bathrooms and be closely integrated to the landscape and take full advantage of the neighboring forest views. The main floor of the home is accessed by way of a concrete staircase. Traversed once from the entry door through a small hallway are two flights of stairs that leads to a medium level upwards, the master bedroom with its bathroom.
Leading down the hall downwards to another medium level is a double height space which accesses the general bathroom and bedroom cabins of the teenagers rooms. The bedroom cabins leads out onto a courtyard which serves as an expansion but is also used as a resource to make an enclosure of one of the sides of the dwelling and thus integrated into the landscape. The main access floor is a unique space where through differences in height and concrete walls are defined spaces for the living, dining and kitchen areas. The heating system, since there is no natural gas in the area, was solved with a system that combines salamander stoves to bottled gas and electric stoves.
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Photos: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla