Luciano Crook and Maria Victoria Besognas – Architects by the Argentinean firm BAK Architects; – create unique houses in the pine forests.
The main thing in their work is not to disturb the natural landscape. Their houses are flanked by pine trees. One of the masterpieces of arboriculture, the Villa Casa Pedroso.
Creators favor concrete, glass and wood. Natural materials blend in perfectly with the surrounding landscape, without disturbing the harmony of the forest.
The site is located on a slope. So the room is designed in several levels.
Glass sliding walls let you enjoy the forest view in winter and summer, breathe the salubrious air without leaving the room.
On winter evenings coziness and warmth will give the original fireplace.
In addition to transparent walls, many windows in the most unexpected places. Large, no cross sections, they give a lot of light, allowing a minimum use of artificial lighting.
A minimum of material is used in the decoration. Soft, light-colored wood with concrete poured floors. Artists only rarely allow themselves to place bright spots in the interior in the form of a painting on the wall. This accent color underscores the laconicism of the finishes.
The wall with the picture divides the space into dining room and kitchen, where, as in the whole house, nothing is superfluous. Lots of light.
The dining and dining tables as well as the bar top are made of concrete.
On a hot summer day, the living room turns into an open veranda, above which majestic pine trees greet their neighbors – people.
There are two ways to enter: through the veranda and the door. A concrete staircase leads to the second floor, where there's another room.
The downstairs bedroom has a sliding wall. You can go downstairs to the terrace and sit on a wooden bench right after you fall asleep. Or go up to the dining room.
Original solution to the question of lighting in the bathroom. The windows are not in the middle of the wall as usual, but around the perimeter. Daylight above the mirror – what could be better??
The unity of color and shape of the forest villa is achieved by using monolithic concrete structures: niches, shelves, kitchen furniture. The minimalism of the interior is more than compensated by the luxury of the surrounding forest.
The color and interior of the building are in perfect harmony with the forest. The house seems to grow out of the ground along with the trees.
On a warm summer night it's especially pleasant to listen to the silence of the forest while sitting on the terrace. In winter, watch the snow fall by the fireplace.
The architects deliberately didn't plan for courtyard landscaping. No fence. No barbecue area. According to the authors, the house is an extension of nature, and therefore the area around it should be pristine.
The entire structure is monolithic. This technology allows you to build in difficult terrain.
The heating system is underfloor heating, which greatly reduces maintenance and upkeep costs.
Installation and maintenance costs are low. But the appearance, the conditions of staying in it meet the highest requirements.