Exposed concrete and glass brutally combine to form the ‘Escobar House’, a monolithic residential property designed by Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk. The linear two-story residence is positioned on a spacious property with a flat land, in a gated community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires called Haras Santa María de Escobar—alluding to the project’s title. Rectangular in plan, the home’s internal spaces were designed with “architectural synthesis” in mind: bedrooms and the kitchen area are positioned either side of a central living room with double height ceilings, raised above the ground, in order to achieve grander views over the exterior surroundings.
The brief requested that the living and dining room open out to a semi-covered terrace, that is attached to a large swimming pool. The pool was configured as a rectangular plate with a cantilevered formation; when residents stand on the terrace it gives the impression of a floating mirror. The surrounding landscape was an important element in the home’s design opening out to the lush extensive lawn.