Wanka House is a vacation home thought of as a place where things happen and as a playful space where family and friends meet to relax… this does not mean, however, to be quiet. The house, which is set a hundred meters from the sea in Cariló – a seaside town 400 km from BA city-, is nourished and inspired by the landscape. This is why the brief took full advantage of the views of the surroundings and the optimal sunlight where the plot is situated.
The house is set in the rear section of the plot so that it is close to the beach. At the same time, the front generates spaces to enjoy in the open air. The original levels of the plot and the distance to the street favor this, as the inhabitants can engage in different activities without been seen by passersby from the street.
A white box ‘flying’ towards the front contains the bedrooms, the box floats over everyone and everything, until it rests on a column that deflects the structural load of the plot before disappearing on a water mirror.The top level is fully dedicated to leisure.
The architects set out the experience of getting into the house through a defined circumnavigation of the structure while we, little by little, incorporate the forest, the water, the sea breeze, and start enjoying as we leave our routine and the chaotic stress of living in big cities behind. We become aware of the place where we are and start our vacations even before entering home.Location: Cariló, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Architect: Estudio Galera Arquitectura
Lot area: 1000 m2 Building area: 470 m2
Housing type: single-family home
Structure: Carlos Bereilh