Located in a Costa Esmeralda neighborhood by the sea, about four hours outside of Buenos Aires City in Argentina, this holiday home, designed by Luciano Kruk, appears to defy gravity. A House in the Trees hovers amidst a collection of pines, almost blending into the natural landscape.
With a desire to reduce maintenance costs, the architects proposed exposed concrete and glass for the project’s materials, which also led to its minimalist aesthetic. On the sloped property, the house rises from the earth to rest on a small structural volume which helped reduce impact on the environment. The ground base becomes the entrance and the service and engine rooms running the house. The swimming pool juts out of the earth in a similar fashion to the house, making it hard to believe it’s filled with water.
Two meters above the ground is the first floor, which houses the public spaces. The bedrooms reside on the top floor with side partitions on either side for privacy from the neighbors. The interior opens up towards the back of the house where there’s privacy and better views. The décor inside is as laconic as outside, there’s black and grey furniture, copper pendant lamps. The master bedroom features a long and narrow window, next to which you’ll see a desk. It was done to keep the space private with curtains.