The Ribbon mountainside house was designed by Argentinian architects G2 Estudio.
Located in San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia in Argentina, the construction of the residence (4,300 sq ft) was ordered by two families living in Tahiti, who wanted a vacation residence with a wide integrated space for leisure and recreation and all the necessary equipment to a holiday house.
According to the architects, “the initial idea comes from the juxtaposition of volumes, each containing different functions, on one hand the social life and in the others the private life. When this volumes meet each other, mixing the geometry and the space, it generate dynamic routes between the activity and rest areas of the house, that getting in tension they experiment the transition between being supported on the rock to raise into the sky searching perfect visuals…
To get the artistic expression and for reach the limits of the materials, the work was performed with two different systems that can reflect the idea of the
project. The support would be reinforced concrete, bringing it to their fullest potential in horizontal planes, vertical and lead off, for a seismically
active area such as San Carlos de Bariloche, along with the stone as a heavy and rustic material in dialog with the nearly mountains. The sustained would
be of steel-frame for the outer shells, partitions, panels, sun visors, which would be clad in wood from the area taking advantage of its warmth and
lightness. For the roof panels and folded it, was used asphalt slate black color, creating color and texture contrasts.
The interiors are the result of the inter-penetration of volumes compositional directions respecting convergences and materiality making a dramatic balance
between the expression of forms, textures and visuals.
With Ribbon House G2 Estudio close a small cycle of evolution in the search for housing types, and launches into new spaces for these architectural
exploration, arguing that every expression of architecture should be unique and unrepeatable as the users are.”
Photos by: Laila Sartoni