This vacation home designed by Luciano Kruk is located in a seaside neighborhood on the Costa Esmeralda, about four hours outside of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It seems to defy gravity. A house in the trees hovers amidst a cluster of pine trees, almost blending into the natural landscape.
Desiring to reduce maintenance costs, the architects proposed exposed concrete and glass for the project’s materials, which also resulted in its minimalist aesthetic. On the sloping plot, the house rises from the ground and rests on a small structure, reducing the environmental impact. The base becomes the entrance and the service and machine rooms that operate the house. The pool juts out of the ground like the house, so it’s hard to believe it’s filled with water.
The first floor, where the public spaces are located, is two meters above the ground. The bedrooms are on the top floor with side partitions on either side to ensure privacy from the neighbors. The interior opens to the back of the house where there is privacy and better views. Decor inside is as laconic as outside, with black and gray furniture and copper pendant lights. The master bedroom has a long and narrow window next to which you can see a desk. It was done to keep the room private with curtains.