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The FYF Residence is located in the outskirts of Rosario, the second largest city in Argentina approximately 300 km north of Buenos Aires. The small house [approx. 200 m2] is being built on a new residential development adjacent to a traditional neighborhood – PATTERNS.
FYF Residence can be described as an attempt to deal with the generic and undifferentiated flatness of the [pampas] landscape. The project was conceived as a monolithic solid, a monochrome form only punctuated by subtle inflections that establish a complex physical relationship among the different spaces while maintaining a sense of identity and privacy between them. Specifically, a supple concrete shell constitutes the body of the house. Problematic transitions are registered into the shell through folds and bends. Punctuations in those transitions are effected through detached slits. These techniques, controlled by a structuring geometry governing the shape of the house, imply also a dexterous plasticity in its material. Folds and slits, allow also for conditions of luminosity, ventilation, and view. Moreover, through their shape and disposition, they are means of emphasizing geometry while experientially accentuating the topology of the shell at every local point – PATTERNS