Botteri Connell Arquitectos' Bunker House in La Plata Argentina

The perfect balance of a bunker with bodies of water that join the environments

by Malcolm Clark

Bunker House in La Plata (Argentina), the capital of the province of Buenos Aires, is the residential project designed by Botteri-Connell Arquitectos. The project responds to the need to develop an architectural solution that “integrates the social life in direct relation with the outside, through a space that at the same time guarantees the privacy of the domestic environment. An introspective space, a temporary oasis.”

According to this requirement, the architects have drawn up the project around two different elements: the “Bunker”, a solid, hermetic, almost impenetrable element and an open and penetrable “Action area” in which the limit dictated by the walls dissolves to create a space in constant movement.

The water becomes a vital element of connection between the two elements, connecting the spaces and creating a play of reflections and transparencies with the glass walls and the white partition walls.

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    Bunker House

    La Plata / Argentina / 2011